Definition of distressingly in English:

distressingly

adverb

See distressing

as submodifier ‘the pattern was distressingly familiar’
  • ‘Political conventions have become distressingly routine and disturbingly predictable.’
  • ‘This was the most distressingly unpleasant and humiliating experience of my life that didn't involve medical staff.’
  • ‘More distressingly the chemotherapy made her give off a particularly unpleasant odour.’
  • ‘And I ultimately wound up changing nearly every font to different flavors of Arial, which yields a distressingly mundane appearance.’
  • ‘Perhaps most distressingly of all, there has been little progress in assisting rape survivors, let alone convicting those responsible.’

Pronunciation

distressingly

/dɪˈstrɛsɪŋli/