Synonyms of distress in English:

distress


See definition of distress

noun

1‘she was trying to conceal her distress’

SYNONYMS
anguish, suffering, pain, agony, ache, affliction, torment, torture, discomfort, heartache, heartbreak
misery, wretchedness, sorrow, grief, woe, sadness, unhappiness, desolation, despair
trouble, worry, anxiety, perturbation, uneasiness, disquiet, angst
ANTONYMS

happiness, comfort

2‘a ship in distress’

SYNONYMS
danger, peril, difficulty, trouble, jeopardy, risk, hazard, endangerment, imperilment
insecurity, instability, precariousness
ANTONYMS

safety

3‘the poor were helped in their distress’

SYNONYMS
hardship, adversity, tribulation, misfortune, bad luck, ill luck, trouble, calamity
poverty, deprivation, privation, destitution, indigence, impoverishment, penury, need, want, lack, beggary, dire straits
ANTONYMS

prosperity, comfort


verb

1‘he's been distressed by the trial’

SYNONYMS
cause anguish to, cause suffering to, pain, upset, make miserable, make wretched
grieve, sadden
trouble, worry, bother, arouse anxiety in, perturb, disturb, disquiet, agitate, vex, harrow, torment, torture, afflict, rack, curse, oppress, plague, dog
informal cut up
ANTONYMS

calm, soothe, please

2‘the fireplaces were distressed’

SYNONYMS
age, season, condition, mellow, weather, simulate age in
damage, spoil, dent, scratch, chip, batter
ANTONYMS

restore