feeling or showing extreme unhappiness or pain. : not having enough money : experiencing financial trouble. —used to describe something (such as a piece of ...
You feel worn out and pulled in different directions — which rings true to the
word's origin: the Latin word districtus,
tr.v. dis·tressed, dis·tress·ing, dis·tress·es. 1. To cause strain, anxiety, or suffering to. See Synonyms at trouble. 2. To mar or otherwise treat (an object or fabric, for ...
See the word stress hanging out at the end of