Synonyms for (adjective) distressing

Synonyms: deplorable, distressing, pitiful, lamentable, sorry, sad

Definition: bad; unfortunate

Usage: my finances were in a deplorable state; a lamentable decision; her clothes were in sad shape; a sorry state of affairs

Similar words: bad

Definition: having undesirable or negative qualities

Usage: a bad report card; his sloppy appearance made a bad impression; a bad little boy; clothes in bad shape; a bad cut; bad luck; the news was very bad; the reviews were bad; the pay is bad; it was a bad light for reading; the movie was a bad choice


Synonyms: perturbing, worrisome, worrying, troubling, distressful, distressing, disturbing

Definition: causing distress or worry or anxiety

Usage: distressing (or disturbing) news; lived in heroic if something distressful isolation; a disturbing amount of crime; a revelation that was most perturbing; a new and troubling thought; in a particularly worrisome predicament; a worrying situation; a worrying time

Similar words: heavy

Definition: marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness

Usage: a heavy heart; a heavy schedule; heavy news; a heavy silence; heavy eyelids