Distressing and Fearful

Distressing

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Distressing adjective – Causing worry or anxiety.
Usage example: distressing signs that another war might be imminent

Fearful is a synonym for distressing in upsetting topic. In some cases you can use "Fearful" instead an adjective "Distressing".
Nearby Words: distress, distressed, distressingly, distressful
Synonyms for Distressing

Fearful

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Fearful adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: the fearful roar of a lion

Distressing is a synonym for fearful in terrible topic. Sometimes you can use "Distressing" instead an adjective "Fearful", if it concerns topics such as frightful, horrifying.
Nearby Words: fear, fearless, fearsome, fearfully, fearlessly
Synonyms for Fearful

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reaction distressing reaction fearful reaction
news distressing news fearful news
names distressing names fearful names
thoughts distressing thoughts fearful thoughts
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