Distressing and Grievous

Distressing

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Distressing adjective – Of a kind to cause great distress.
Usage example: the distressing death of our favorite actor

Grievous is a synonym for distressing in upsetting topic. In some cases you can use "Grievous" instead an adjective "Distressing", when it comes to topics like characteristic, property, unfortunate, sad. popular alternative
Nearby Words: distress, distressed, distressingly, distressful
Synonyms for Distressing

Grievous

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Grievous adjective – Involving potential loss or injury.
Usage example: a grievous wound that requires a doctor's immediate attention

Distressing is a synonym for grievous in severe topic. You can use "Distressing" instead an adjective "Grievous", if it concerns topics such as characteristic, crushing, unfortunate, sad. popular alternative
Nearby Words: grieve, grieved, grieving, grievously
Synonyms for Grievous

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doesn't distressing doesn't grievous doesn't
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