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Emotional IntensityPlay
Distress conveys strong negative emotions, more than general sadness. SlideShe experienced deep distress after losing her job.
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Not Physical PainPlay
Use 'distress' for emotional pain, not physical injury unless emotions are involved. SlideThe cancellation of the trip caused him considerable distress.
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Serious IssuesPlay
'Distress' is usually related to serious problems, not minor inconveniences. SlideThe looming bankruptcy put the family in distress.