Definition for DIS-TRESS'FUL

DIS-TRESS'FUL, a.

  1. Inflicting or bringing distress; as, a distressful stroke. – Shak.
  2. Indicating distress; proceeding from pain or anguish; as, distressful cries. – Pope.
  3. Calamitous; as, a distressful event. – Watts.
  4. Attended with poverty; as, distressful bread. – Shak.

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