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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 ?
Sophia had been lately so distracted between hope and fear, her duty and love to her father, her hatred to Blifil, her compassion, and (why should we not confess the truth?
THROUGH massacres of each other's citizens China and the United States had been four times plunged into devastating wars, when, in the year 1994, arose a Philosopher in Madagascar, who laid before the Governments of the two distracted countries the following MODUS VIVENDI:
A single well-directed man, by a single understanding, cannot be distracted and warped by that diversity of views, feelings, and interests, which frequently distract and warp the resolutions of a collective body.
Some princes, so as to hold securely the state, have disarmed their subjects; others have kept their subject towns distracted by factions; others have fostered enmities against themselves; others have laid themselves out to gain over those whom they distrusted in the beginning of their governments; some have built fortresses; some have overthrown and destroyed them.
The south-westerly mood of the great West Wind is a lightless mood, without sun, moon, or stars, with no gleam of light but the phosphorescent flashes of the great sheets of foam that, boiling up on each side of the ship, fling bluish gleams upon her dark and narrow hull, rolling as she runs, chased by enormous seas, distracted in the tumult.
He mounted it and rode at a gallop to one of the bridges over the Niemen, deafened continually by incessant and rapturous acclamations which he evidently endured only because it was impossible to forbid the soldiers to express their love of him by such shouting, but the shouting which accompanied him everywhere disturbed him and distracted him from the military cares that had occupied him from the time he joined the army.
he is much distracted by jealousy, which I am not sorry for, as I know no better support of love.
Yet to be distracted with many is worse; for it makes men to be of the last impression, and full of change.
Then she fled homeward as quickly as she could, torn and bleeding from the wounds of thorns and briars, but more lacerated in mind, and threw herself upon her bed, distracted.
The boy early developed a mechanical genius which delighted his father and distracted his mother, for he tried to imitate every machine he saw, and kept the nursery in a chaotic condition, with his `sewinsheen', a mysterious structure of string, chairs, clothespins, and spools, for wheels to go
Tabitha became more and more distracted, and mewed dreadfully
He tried not to let his attention be distracted, and not to spoil his impression by looking at the conductor in a white tie, waving his arms, which always disturbed his enjoyment of music so much, or the ladies in bonnets, with strings carefully tied over their ears, and all these people either thinking of nothing at all or thinking of all sorts of things except the music.