distrait


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dis·trait

 (dĭ-strā′)
adj.
Inattentive or preoccupied, especially because of anxiety: "When she did not occupy her accustomed chair at the seminar, Freud felt uneasy and distrait" (Times Literary Supplement).

[Middle English, from Old French, past participle of distraire, to distract, from Latin distrahere; see distract.]

distrait

(dɪˈstreɪ; French distrɛ)
adj
absent-minded; abstracted
[C18: from French, from distraire to distract]

dis•trait

(dɪˈstreɪ)

adj.
distracted; absent-minded.
[1740–50; < French < Latin distractus; see distract]

distrait

, distraught - Distrait means "absent-minded as a result of apprehension, worry, etc."—while distraught means "agitated" and "bewildered, distracted."
See also related terms for worry.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.distrait - having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety
inattentive - showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"

distrait

adjective
So lost in thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings:
Idiom: a million miles away.
Translations

distrait

[dɪsˈtreɪ] ADJ (liter) → distraído
References in classic literature ?
The result of the long strain was seen later in the afternoon, when he sat locked within the turret-room before the still baffling trunk, distrait, listless and yet agitated, sunk in a settled gloom.
While she and Arthur (who had arrived before me) supplied the children with tea and cake, I tried to engage the Earl in conversation: but he was restless and distrait, and we made little progress.
Nevertheless, she was just at the moment, a little DISTRAIT.
You may remember that I was distrait, and remained sitting after you had all alighted.
Holmes was curiously distrait, and we walked up and down the garden path for some time in silence.
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On ne sait pas si le GUN a ete distrait jusqu'a oublier de repondre aux questions de son partenaire, s'il a aussi oublie qu'apres 7 ans de sympathie et l'empathie a l'egard du dernier exemple en democratie dans le monde arabe, ses partenaires passeront immanquablement au questionnement ou que le meilleur des bienfaiteurs finira par demander des comptes.
Dr Abdullah Al Nuaimi, director of Ras Al Khaimah medical distrait, said a medical team of nine doctors saved the life of the young man after an eight-hour operation which started at 12 midnight on November 23.
The judicial practice met some situations: persons with seized goods, as they were considered to belong to the culprit, but which, in fact, were their personal property; persons who for judicial violations were judicially unjustified fined; persons who were not summoned and which say that the seized goods, or put under distrait, are their property; the company which received a convicted in order to execute his punishment at the working place and which has not been asked anything about it; the company which received animals in custody, object of criminal action, in order to be given money for the custody period and the care of animals or the increase of such sum of money etc.
Sur la planche 4, l'homme est distrait, absent, indifferent.
j'etais distrait ce matin et j'ai oublie mes souliers a la maison.
Un jour, pendant que le garcon assis a la gauche a ete distrait par une conversation, l'autre, " Justin ", ait pris un poil de son archet propre et l'a noue au coin de la partition de son ami (il etait perfore a trois trous).