Today’s word of the day is ‘Distress‘ Let us understand more about this word.
Distress [ dih-stres ]
What is this word’s grammar?
The word is a noun, i.e., it is the main subject of a sentence.
Does the word have a past tense? What is it?
No, the word is a noun. Therefore, it does not have a past form.
1. Acute physical or mental suffering
2. Great pain
How is the word pronounced in popular languages?
1. Hindi – Peeda
2. Spanish – Angustia
3. French – Détresse
4. Mandarin – Yùxiǎn
How to use this word in a sentence?
1. It’s addressing the economic distress that I’ve seen growing up in very disenfranchised neighbourhoods in Minneapolis.
2. Carrying a whistle in your survival kit can signal your distress to others, day or night, as long as you have the breath to blow it.
3. Stay put, build a camp, signal your distress and wait for help.
4. The look of distress had vanished, and his sincere eyes seemed to shine again with courage and with strength.
5. Her face wore a look of distress, almost of alarm; she kept her place, but her eyes gave Bernard a mute welcome.
What are some synonyms of the word of the day?
Some synonyms of the word are:
ache, affliction, anguish, anxiety, disquietude, embarrassment, grief, headache, heartache, heartbreak, irritation, malaise, misery, mortification, ordeal, pang, perplexity, sadness, torment, torture, unhappiness, vexation, visitation, woe, worriment, worry, wretchedness, bad news etc.
What are some antonyms of the word of the day?
Some antonyms of the word are:
advantage, aid, blessing, calm, calmness, cheer, comfort, contentment, delight, ease, euphoria, gladness,, happiness, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, peace, pleasure, relief, benefit, miracle etc.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Leonardo da Vinci