distracting


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dis·tract

 (dĭ-străkt′)
tr.v. dis·tract·ed, dis·tract·ing, dis·tracts
1. To cause (someone) to have difficulty paying attention to something: The voices in the other room distracted him, so he couldn't concentrate on his homework.
2. To attract (the attention) away from its original focus; divert.
3. To cause to feel worried or uneasy; unsettle: The company's workforce was distracted by the prospect of a takeover.

[Middle English distracten, from Latin distrahere, distract-, to pull away : dis-, apart; see dis- + trahere, to draw.]

dis·tract′i·bil′i·ty n.
dis·tract′i·ble adj.
dis·tract′ing·ly adv.
dis·trac′tive adj.
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distracting

adjective disturbing, bothering, confusing, dismaying, bewildering, disconcerting, perturbing, off-putting (Brit. informal) I find it slightly distracting.
Translations

distracting

[dɪsˈtræktɪŋ] ADJque distrae la atención, molesto

distracting

[dɪsˈtræktɪŋ] adj (= off-putting) → gênant(e)

distracting

[dɪsˈtræktɪŋ] adj to be distractingdeconcentrare, distrarre
I find the noise very distracting → il rumore mi disturba molto
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