distressing

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distressing (comparative more distressing, superlative most distressing)

  1. Causing distress; upsetting; distressful.
    The details of the ordeal can be distressing to some readers.
    • 1960 December, “New G.E. Line diesel loco maintenance depot at Stratford”, in Trains Illustrated, page 766:
      One end of the east-west building is wet, the other windy, and at present there is smoke abounding, too; but these distressing yard elements can be completely excluded at each end by full-width folding doors [...].

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distressing

  1. present participle of distress