Translation of distress in Spanish:


angustia, n.

Pronunciation /dɪˈstrɛs//dəˈstrɛs/


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    • 1.1(mental)

      angustia feminine
      aflicción feminine
      her divorce caused her parents a great deal of distress su divorcio afligió mucho a sus padres
      • to my great distress para gran disgusto mío
      • he was in great distress sufría mucho
      • Analgesics for chronic pain should be administered at whatever dose is required to relieve distress.
      • Complex social institutions have developed in response to pressures to alleviate the distress which behavior patterns can produce.
      • Mediated pathways were especially salient for understanding variation in adolescents' self-reported distress.
      • The causative role of that trauma in patients' subsequent distress becomes clear.
      • Only then will we avoid causing distress to our elderly by nursing home closures.
      • Several qualified female staff expressed intense feelings of distress associated with restraining patients.
      • Caring for people experiencing mental distress is often complex and challenging.
      • Fourthly, patients' distress and their vulnerability to anxiety and depression are lessened.
      • Others, however, suffer great emotional distress associated with a lack of self-confidence and sometimes depression.
      • People who suffer emotional distress can turn to food to suppress their feelings, only exacerbating the problem.
      • They began and ended therapy with profiles that represented a couple in serious relationship distress.
      • Benzodiazepines can relieve the distress associated with agoraphobia but have only a temporary effect.
      • They say that the school didn't protect her and that she's suffering emotional distress.
      • The treatment of choice for co-occurring marital distress and depression appears to be behavioral marital therapy.
      • Many may have developed explicit systems which seek to alleviate human distress by eliminative procedures.
      • She was experiencing significant distress due to hot flashes and was referred by her oncologist for hypnotherapy.
      • Considerable social stigma is associated with infection, which may cause psychological distress in the sufferer.
      • Next, subjects were classified according to relationship distress as measured by the RAT.
      • Family members and friends can lessen the patient's distress by avoiding disagreements in front of the patient.
      • They can be enforced whenever youths are harassing or causing distress to residents or businesses.

    • 1.2(physical)

      respiratory distress dificultades respiratorias feminine
      • he showed signs of distress during the race tuvo síntomas de agotamiento durante la carrera

    • 1.3(financial)

      penuria feminine
      • Many of the suicides in the countryside were triggered by the financial distress caused by the low rubber prices.
      • Some look embarrassed; their presence here all but announces financial distress at home.
      • This financial distress is creating serious health problems too.
      • Many have been separated from their families and loved ones for months on end, enduring great personal distress and financial loss.
      • As a councillor, I witness at first hand the needless hardship and distress caused to, mainly young, families waiting years to be housed.
      • The framers of the New Deal never considered day care as a strategy for alleviating economic distress, however.
      • A charity for the homeless is marking ten years of relieving poverty and distress in the Chorley area.
      • Both these parasitical forms of life are causing distress and hardship to average, hard-working Bermudians.
      • A National Grid spokesman said today that the company did not wish to cause any distress or financial hardship to Mrs Craven.
      • It also noted that another operational consequence of BWIA's financial distress was the long delay in regaining Category 1 status.
      • So, in advance of the Budget, the RAC Foundation called on the Chancellor to freeze fuel tax to avoid further financial distress.
      • By one estimate, medical expenses are the primary cause of financial distress for 40 percent of those struggling to hold on to their homes.
      • We collected some money so that when we found instances of real distress over matters other than food we had a fund that we were able to divide up.
      • The firm I worked for went through financial distress before lay-offs.
      • Meanwhile, the money is rolling in for the relief of distress among the victims of this appalling apocalyptic tragedy.
      • Farmers are subject to major disruption and families can suffer serious distress and financial loss.
      • On that bus, dignity masks the distress of financial hardship and failing hope.
      • He told planners he could get into financial distress if expansion proposals for the business weren't agreed soon.
      • But it is also required that the shopping be at a level where it impairs your job, or creates serious family problems, or leads to financial distress.
      • Boston's Dance Umbrella, New England's major modern dance presenter, closed at the end of April, citing severe financial distress.

    • 1.4(danger)

      (call/signal) (before noun) de socorro
      in distress en peligro
      • Spanish ships in distress were to be permitted to seek refuge in English ports.
      • Our ships and aircraft received no distress calls.
      • With trousers flapping vigorously on the coastline Maritime rescuers might have taken him for a small sailing vessel in distress.
      • The Federal Government was acting in contravention of maritime law by shunning a ship and crew in distress.
      • Three Kingfisher pilots searching for ships in distress radioed they had spotted life rafts in the stormy Atlantic.
      • At the seaside, the coastguard reported a number of false alarms when ships mistook fireworks for distress flares.
      • And next time there is a ship in distress in Norwegian waters, let's hope there is an Australian vessel nearby.
      • "We're picking up a distress beacon, " he explained.
      • USS Gettysburg recently rescued four civilian mariners in distress at sea.
      • Tasks undertaken have included searches, medical evacuations, and providing aid to ships and boats in distress.
      • The flight crew made a distress call and the aircraft landed safely on one engine around 14 minutes after take-off.
      • The radio operator sent a Mayday distress call, which was logged by the local Coastguard station at 12.06 am.
      • Unwaveringly these incredibly brave volunteers get in the chopper and answer the distress call.
      • The played disk quickly created an ambient background sound of a ship in distress.
      • Aaron continued telling anyone who was listening how the freighter ship Charybdis was in distress.
      • In doing so, you have helped a pilot in distress and are a credit to [Air Force] Air Traffic Control.
      • The Navy has made a valiant, but ultimately doomed, attempt to rescue a fellow seafarer in distress at Fleet Base West.
      • Just as the Missouri left Earth orbit a top order distress signal came through.
      • It would continue to befriend foreign sailors in distress but would destroy any foreign ships that threatened its rulers or were violent.
      • Wasn't the closest port in Indonesia when the ship received a distress call?

  • 2US

    embargo masculine
    before noun distress merchandise mercancía embargada en pago de una deuda
    • Speed had said that ‘when a statute says money ‘shall be levied by distress,’ that is an execution.’
    • Payments were not made under the LO and bailiffs were instructed to levy distress but were unsuccessful.
    • Nothing the bailiff did, in attempting lawfully to levy distress, could have begun to justify a resort to violence by another person present.
    • On 22nd July 2003 the father employed bailiffs to levy distress on Ash Waste in respect of £2,857 allegedly owed as rent.
    • W. Toronto changed locks and posted bailiff notice of distress.

transitive verb

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    (upset) afligir
    (grieve) consternar
    please don't distress yourself por favor, no se aflija
    • Elizabeth felt that he was distressed because she was right and he had upset her.
    • That is not why the story of SIEV-X distresses me.
    • Lt. Col. Patterson said he was distressed at the news.
    • He reported that he was distressed by the news that one of his friends had relayed today.
    • It might distress people considerably, but no moral judgment can be applied because you have a totally wild encounter.
    • But if it distresses you, I'll have Sean reconfigure the link.
    • Yeah, it distresses me how easy it is to fail the people who need us.
    • I was distressed by this news; if not at Yale, then where?
    • Though these behaviors might distress people, they serve turkey vultures well.
    • He had done every possible act to bother and distress her, including his attempt of a confession of love to her.
    • To merely contemplate moving human remains will distress some people.
    • Mental health counsellors have set up crisis phone lines for people distressed by the shootings.
    • On Saturday, Hat Hair and I sit in the park and drink beer until his quiet introspection distresses me and I leave.
    • Michelle was deeply distressed by Adam's news and she felt tears forming quickly in her eyes.
    • In Mexico, people are distressed by the possibility that biopharmaceutical corn could be introduced in the country.
    • Many people are distressed at what has happened.
    • He was very distressed and upset when he got home.
    • As a resident of Alastrean House in Aberdeenshire, I am distressed by the recent news that the house is threatened with closure.
    • Only two weeks after writing this post, I am still distressed by the news from London.
    • The entire situation distresses the people profoundly these days.
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    (wood/furniture) (para dar aspecto de antiguo) envejecer
    • I use anything that is available to create a texture, make a mark, reflect light, distress the surface, etc.
    • The surface of the table has become distressed by time. There would be no space beneath such a thing to languish.
    • So, I hereby grant you permission to paint that table, to distress it, to weather it, to paint it pink and stencil flowers around the edge if that pleases you.