distress

verb

noun

Dialects

Emoji One Apple Twemoji Facebook Messenger Google
Emoji One's persevering face emoji Apple's persevering face emoji Twemoji's persevering face emoji Facebook's persevering face emoji Messenger's persevering face emoji Google's persevering face emoji
Emoji One's anxious face with sweat emoji Apple's anxious face with sweat emoji Twemoji's anxious face with sweat emoji Facebook's anxious face with sweat emoji Messenger's anxious face with sweat emoji Google's anxious face with sweat emoji

Origin

Middle English: from Old French destresce (noun), destrecier (verb), based on Latin distringere ‘stretch apart’.

Pronunciation

  • distress /dɪˈstrɛs/