(adj.) = distressed ; ailing ; contrite ; bereft ; desolate ; disconsolate ; grieving ; heartbroken. Ex: When at one stage of his journey Christian lost his roll, he was very distressed until he found it again. Ex: John W. Gardner, when he was president of the Carnegie Corporation, said 'Most ailing organizations have developed a functional blindness to their own defects'. Ex: The novel is about a contrite sinner who finds penitence through a 'cunning' that is theatrical. Ex: I recalled how bereft we felt when we lost our son and how friends and neighbours rallied round and offered a shoulder to cry on. Ex: The first option means fighting the resistance, brutalizing, barbarizing and dehumanising both ourselves and our victims, and resulting, at best, in a desolate and desocialized state. Ex: The window was half-way open as he sat taking the air with an infinite sadness of mien, like some disconsolate prisoner. Ex: His grieving wife, Carol, had an inkling that Paul was in ill health, as he was off-colour for quite some time. Ex: She was extremely upset and heartbroken so we think she died of a broken heart. ---- * afligido por la muerte de un familiar cercano = bereaved. (v.) = afflict ; ail ; desolate ; vex ; distress. Ex: There will also be those who have in fact decided what information they need but are afflicted by the paralysis of 'unverbalised thought'. Ex: The federal government has been once again defined as something broken and part of the problem ailing America. Ex: You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs; you cannot destroy the practices of barbarism which for centuries have desolated Africa without the use of force. Ex: But today few people facing death or vexed by poverty would imagine that they could find hope, assistance, or even simple comfort in a visit to an academic philosopher. Ex: What distressed him most was his being so short; he did not mind so much his ' hideous' face, as being so short. ---- * afligirse = become + distressed ; grieve. * problema + afligir = problem + afflict. * sentirse afligido = feel + hurt.