how to pronounce distressed


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distressed is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of distressed in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… he was less yes he was distressed about …”

meanings of distressed


  1. Offered for sale after foreclosure.
  2. Damaged.
  3. Anxious or uneasy.
  4. Faded or abused in order to appear old, or antique.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of distress.

distressed frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word distressed occurs in english on average 8.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics distressed can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that distressed can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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