distressingly
adverb see distress II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • distressingly — See distress. * * * …   Universalium

  • distressingly — adverb In a distressing manner; so as to cause distress …   Wiktionary

  • distressingly — Synonyms and related words: abominably, agonizingly, awfully, baldly, balefully, bitterly, blatantly, brashly, confoundedly, cruelly, damnably, deadly, deathly, deplorably, deucedly, distressfully, dolorously, dreadfully, egregiously, excessively …   Moby Thesaurus

  • distressingly — adv. upsettingly, troublingly, painfully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • distressingly — dis·tress·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • distressingly — adverb unpleasantly his ignorance was painfully obvious • Syn: ↑painfully • Derived from adjective: ↑distressing, ↑painful (for: ↑painfully) …   Useful english dictionary

  • distress — distressingly, adv. /di stres /, n. 1. great pain, anxiety, or sorrow; acute physical or mental suffering; affliction; trouble. 2. a state of extreme necessity or misfortune. 3. the state of a ship or airplane requiring immediate assistance, as… …   Universalium

  • Academic freedom at Brigham Young University — has been the subject of several controversies regarding the school, mostly focusing on its religious nature. In 1992, BYU issued a statement limiting academic freedom in certain areas, including language that attacked The Church of Jesus Christ… …   Wikipedia

  • distressing — [[t]dɪstre̱sɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something is distressing, it upsets you or worries you. It is very distressing to see your baby attached to tubes and monitors... Tranquillizers help alleviate the distressing symptoms of anxiety. Derived words:… …   English dictionary

  • painfully — adverb 1. unpleasantly (Freq. 6) his ignorance was painfully obvious • Syn: ↑distressingly • Derived from adjective: ↑distressing (for: ↑distressingly), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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