Definition of Distracted

1. Adjective. Having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety.

Exact synonyms: Distrait
Similar to: Inattentive



Definition of Distracted

1. a. Mentally disordered; unsettled; mad.

Definition of Distracted

1. Verb. (past of distract) ¹

2. Adjective. having one's attention diverted; preoccupied ¹

3. Adjective. distraught ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Distracted

1. distract [v] - See also: distract

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Distracted

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distortion
distortion aberration
distortional
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distortionists
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distracted (current term)
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Literary usage of Distracted

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1. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1912)
"The sword is again lost; when Thisbe goes around distracted. Her friends point to it underneath Pyramus; she has to arouse him to get it. ..."

2. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry by Thomas Percy (1887)
"THE distracted PURITAN. MAD SONG THE SECOND, WAS written about the beginning of the seventeenth ... distracted ..."

3. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"However, the false movements of the first and fourth corps distracted the Spaniards, and emboldened the French partisans, who were very numerous both in ..."

4. A History of Commerce by Clive Day (1914)
"Attention distracted from internal reforms by foreign interests. — A consciousness that government regulation had gone too far for the interests of commerce ..."

5. A History of Commerce by Clive Day (1914)
"Attention distracted from internal reforms by foreign interests. — A consciousness that government regulation had gone too far for the interests of commerce ..."

6. The History of Modern Europe: And a View of the Progress of Society from the by William Russell (1837)
"I shall, therefore, consider the history of France, during this distracted period, as only an introduction to the invasion of that kingdom by Henry V. As ..."

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