Distressing and Traumatic


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

Traumatic is a synonym for distressing in nerve-racking topic. In some cases you can use "Traumatic" instead an adjective "Distressing", when it comes to topics like harrowing, upsetting.
Nearby Words: distress, distressed, distressingly, distressful
Synonyms for Distressing


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Traumatic adjective – Psychologically painful;"few experiences are more traumatic than losing a child";.
Distressing is a synonym for traumatic in disturbing topic. You can use "Distressing" instead an adjective "Traumatic", if it concerns topics such as dangerous, nerve-racking, harrowing.
Nearby Words: trauma, traumatize
Synonyms for Traumatic

Things that words describes

experience distressing experience traumatic experience
tendency distressing tendency traumatic tendency
encounter distressing encounter traumatic encounter
scene distressing scene traumatic scene
Other nouns: effect, incident, ritual, way, effects, past, memory, mission, events, situations.
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