distracted


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dis·tract·ed

 (dĭ-străk′tĭd)
adj.
1. Having the attention diverted.
2. Suffering conflicting emotions; distraught.

dis·tract′ed·ly adv.

distracted

(dɪˈstræktɪd)
adj
1. (Psychology) bewildered; confused
2. (Psychology) mad
disˈtractedly adv
disˈtractedness n

dis•tract•ed

(dɪˈstræk tɪd)

adj.
1. having the attention diverted; not concentrating.
2. rendered incapable of behaving, reacting, etc., in a normal manner, as by worry or remorse; disturbed.
[1580–90]
dis•tract′ed•ly, adv.
dis•tract′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.distracted - having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety
inattentive - showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"

distracted

adjective
1. agitated, troubled, confused, puzzled, at sea, bewildered, bemused, confounded, perplexed, flustered, in a flap (informal) At work, he thought about her all day. He was distracted.
Translations
سارِحِ الفِكْرفاقِد العَقْلمَخْبول، مَغموم، مَفْجوع
rozptýlenýrozrušenýšílenýzbavený smyslů
distrætforstyrretfortvivlet
tébolyultzavart
annars hugarbilaîur, sturlaîurörvæntingarfullur
aklı başından gitmişaklını kaçırmışdelidikkat dağınıkkafası yerinde değil

distracted

[dɪsˈtræktɪd] ADJ
1. (= preoccupied) → distraído
2. (o.f.) (= mad) → loco
like one distractedcomo un loco
to be distracted with anxietyestar loco de inquietud

distracted

[dɪˈstræktɪd] adj [person] → distrait(e); [look] → distrait(e)

distracted

adj (= preoccupied)abwesend, zerstreut; (= worried, anxious)besorgt, beunruhigt; (= grief-stricken, distraught)außer sich (→ with vor +dat); she screamed like one distractedsie schrie wie eine Irre

distracted

[dɪsˈtræktɪd] adj (confused) → confuso/a; (inattentive) → distratto/a
to drive sb distracted → far impazzire qn

distract

(diˈstrӕkt) verb
to draw aside (the mind or attention of). He was constantly being distracted from his work by the noisy conversation of his colleagues.
diˈstracted adjective
1. turned aside (from what one is doing or thinking). He had slipped out while her attention was distracted.
2. out of one's mind; mad. a distracted old woman.
3. distressed. The distracted mother couldn't reach her child in the burning house.
diˈstraction (-ʃən) noun
1. something that takes the mind off other especially more serious affairs. There are too many distractions here to allow one to work properly.
2. anxiety and confusion. in a state of complete distraction.

distracted

a. distraído-a, [madness] trastornado-a.

distracted

adj distraído
References in classic literature ?
I must get this off by the early mail, and you drive me distracted with your worry," cried Mrs.
To everyone who came into his shop he talked of the matter, and in his own household he drove his fam- ily distracted by his constant harping on the subject.
She pointed up to the sky, then to my eyes, then back to the sky, with movements so quick and impulsive that she distracted me, and I had no idea what she wanted.
Perceiving that, in his turn, he was unheeded, the faithful David followed the distracted sister, raising his voice again in sacred song, and sweeping the air to the measure, with his long arm, in diligent accompaniment.
They went out more; they frequented concerts and parties; they accepted, with their host and his family, an invitation to one of those opulent and barbaric entertainments with which a noted San Francisco millionaire distracted his rare moments of reflection in his gorgeous palace on the hills.
Goaded by their taunts, their loud, shrill cries, and cruel laughter,--insulted by the filth of the public ways, which they would fling upon him, --or, as it might well be, distracted by the mere strangeness of his situation, though nobody should afflict him with so much as a thoughtless word,--what wonder if Clifford were to break into some wild extravagance which was certain to be interpreted as lunacy?
Mother and daughter stood together in the same circle of seclusion from human society; and in the nature of the child seemed to be perpetuated those unquiet elements that had distracted Hester Prynne before Pearl's birth, but had since begun to be soothed away by the softening influences of maternity.
A boggy, soggy, squitchy picture truly, enough to drive a nervous man distracted.
And still in the distracted distance we beheld the tumults of the outer concentric circles, and saw successive pods of whales, eight or ten in each, swiftly going round and round, like multiplied spans of horses in a ring; and so closely shoulder to shoulder, that a Titanic circus-rider might easily have over-arched the middle ones, and so have gone round on their backs.
The resulting medley of sound distracted no one, save possibly alone the babies, of which there were present a number equal to the total possessed by all the guests invited.
When horses and vehicles began to move along the highway, with that alert perception peculiar to a state of excitement, and which seems to be a sort of inspiration, she became aware that her headlong pace and distracted air might bring on her remark and suspicion.
Slowly and steadily we kept on our way over this dangerous part of the ascent, and I dare say it was fortunate for some of us that attention was distracted from the head by the paramount necessity of looking after the feet; FOR, WHILE ON THE LEFT THE INCLINE OF ICE WAS SO STEEP THAT IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANY MAN TO SAVE HIMSELF IN CASE OF A SLIP, UNLESS THE OTHERS COULD HOLD HIM UP, ON THE RIGHT WE MIGHT DROP A PEBBLE FROM THE HAND OVER PRECIPICES OF UNKNOWN EXTENT DOWN UPON THE TREMENDOUS GLACIER BELOW.