dis·tressed / disˈtrest/ • adj. suffering from anxiety, sorrow, or pain: I was distressed at the news of his death. ∎ dated impoverished: women in distressed circumstances. ∎ (of furniture, leather, or clothing) having simulated marks of age and wear: a distressed leather jacket. ∎ (of property) for sale, esp. below market value, due to mortgage foreclosure or because it is part of an insolvent estate. ∎ (of goods) for sale at unusually low prices or at a loss because of damage or previous use.