distressingly distressingly  /dɪs ˈtrɛ sɪŋ li/


  • (adv) unpleasantly


  1. Terrorist attacks have become distressingly familiar in India.
  2. That verdict has become distressingly routine.
  3. Price gouging by station owners has become distressingly common.



  1. "Our purpose is to make it clear that electronic slot machines cannot be portrayed as skill-based amusement machines-a practice that has become distressingly common in our state," Mr. Dann said noting that there are as many as 40,000 machines in...
    on Aug 23, 2007 By: Marc Dann Source: All American Patriots (press release)

  2. "Atheists and agnostics find all the candidates distressingly religious," said Michael Shermer, an atheist writer and publisher of Skeptic magazine.
    on Dec 18, 2007 By: Michael Shermer Source: The Age

  3. "Between now and the early days of Usenet, the level of abusive behavior has been distressingly constant," says Tim Bray, a veteran blogger and director of Web technologies at Sun Microsystems Inc.
    on Apr 26, 2007 By: Tim Bray Source: Computerworld

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