how to pronounce distressing


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distressing is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and it was very distressing to me and i …”

meanings of distressing


  1. Causing distress; upsetting; distressful.


  1. Present participle of distress.

distressing frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word distressing occurs in english on average 3.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics distressing 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 distressing can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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