distressingly

[ UK /dɪstɹˈɛsɪŋli/ ]
[ US /dɪˈstɹɛsɪŋɫi/ ]
ADVERB
  1. unpleasantly
    his ignorance was painfully obvious
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How To Use distressingly In A Sentence

  • How many times in her distressingly short life must she have made a steely-eyed decision to quit? Times, Sunday Times
  • For a moment only, for is it not the soul, a kind of discontented crying out against pleasure and pain, which comes back distressingly into this after all pathetic music? Plays, Acting and Music A Book Of Theory
  • But even this court was shocked, not only by the seeming pervasive scope of misconduct but even more distressingly by the seeming casualness by which such conduct is employed. Christine A. Scheller: 'Felon' Is The New N-Word
  • It is distressingly easy to become disillusioned and cynical while working on a development aid project.
  • Screens froze, buttons took three presses to function and, most distressingly, half my address book made itself invisible.
  • The project of bringing economic reasoning to bear on social problems is usually loaded with neoliberal assumptions and ideological biases, and its boosters are distressingly naive about the past damage done in the name applying market know-how. Mark Engler: Nicholas Kristof's Boneheaded "Paean to Economists"
  • Screens froze, buttons took three presses to function and, most distressingly, half my address book made itself invisible.
  • She is what I call distressingly good; one doesn't want to be treated like a wild beast in a menagerie, and to be every now and then stirred up with a long stick. Sowing and Reaping
  • In explanation of which remark, however, I must confine myself to noting that, as almost all the old monuments at Santa Croce are small, comparatively small, and interesting and exquisite, so the modern, well nigh without exception, are disproportionately vast and pompous, or in other words distressingly vague and vain. Italian Hours
  • But it all ended distressingly for her and we became her family. Problem solved
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