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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (upset)
a. afligido
I felt very distressed to see my son in so much pain.Me sentía muy afligida al ver a mi hijo sufrir tanto.
b. angustiado
After the incident, distressed parents kept calling the school to find out what was happening.Tras el incidente, los angustiados padres llamaban continuamente al colegio para saber lo que ocurría.
2. (made to look old)
a. envejecido
You can give a piece of furniture a distressed look using wax, paint, and sandpaper.Puedes darle un aspecto envejecido a un mueble utilizando cera, pintura y papel de lija.
3. (finance)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The article accuses unscrupulous salesmen of taking advantage of people in distressed circumstances.El artículo acusa a vendedores sin escrúpulos de aprovecharse de personas que pasan estrecheces.
The firm that Marcos founded specializes in the purchase of distressed assets.La empresa que creó Marcos se especializa en la compra de activos de empresas con dificultades económicas.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. angustiado(a), afligido(a)
to be distressedestar angustiado(a) or afligido(a)
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distressed [dɪsˈtrest]
1 (upset) afligido; angustiado
I am very distressed at the news estoy muy afligido por la noticia; I am distressed to hear that ... lamento profundamente enterarme de que ...
2 (poverty-stricken)
in distressed circumstances en penuria económica; en dificultades económicas
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