distraught


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dis·traught

 (dĭ-strôt′)
adj.
1. Deeply agitated, as from worry or grief.
2. Archaic Mentally deranged.

[Middle English, alteration of distract, past participle of distracten, to distract; see distract.]

distraught

(dɪˈstrɔːt)
adj
1. (Psychology) distracted or agitated
2. (Psychology) rare mad
[C14: changed from obsolete distract through influence of obsolete straught, past participle of stretch]

dis•traught

(dɪˈstrɔt)

adj.
1. bewildered; deeply agitated.
2. mentally deranged; crazed.
[1350–1400; variant of obsolete distract distracted, by association with straught, old past participle of stretch]
dis•traught′ly, adv.
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.distraught - deeply agitated especially from emotiondistraught - deeply agitated especially from emotion; "distraught with grief"
agitated - troubled emotionally and usually deeply; "agitated parents"

distraught

distraught

adjective
Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
Translations
ذاهِل، شَديد الإضطِراب
bez seberozrušený
örvinglaîur
ļoti norūpējies/sarūgtināts
kaygılıüzgün

distraught

[dɪsˈtrɔːt] ADJafligido, alterado (LAm)
in a distraught voicecon una voz embargada por la emoción

distraught

[dɪˈstrɔːt] adjdésespéré(e)

distraught

adjverzweifelt, außer sich (dat) pred; look, voiceverzweifelt

distraught

[dɪsˈtrɔːt] adjstravolto/a, sconvolto/a

distraught

(diˈstroːt) adjective
very worried and upset.

distraught

a. atolondrado-a, confundido-a, desconcertado-a; [irrational] demente.
References in classic literature ?
The distraught young man stood in the middle of the road and glared back at the town.
Ah, peradventure my head being distraught by the manifold matters whereunto the confusions of these but late adventured haps and fortunings whereby not I alone nor you alone, but every each of us, meseem- eth --"
Stunned, distraught, unconscious of its own movement, the house half rose, as if expecting to see the murderer appear at the door, and a breeze of muttered ejaculations swept the place.
At length, not coming out of her distraught state by degrees, but in an instant, Miss Havisham said, "Let me see you two play cards; why have you not begun?
Now Zinita tasted of the cup which she had brewed for other lips, and grew distraught in her misery, and wrung her hands, crying that she repented her of the evil and would warn Umslopogaas and the Lily of that which awaited them.
I was so distraught with agony, and fear, and grief, that had our holy father Abraham come to preach to me, he had found but a deaf listener.
She wrung her fingers, repeating, with a distraught air;
Finally he became so distraught that he asked leave to travel in foreign lands, and this was granted him.
But, my darling, for the moment I am terribly agitated and distraught.
Have pity also on your unhappy father while life yet remains to him--on me, whom the son of Saturn will destroy by a terrible doom on the threshold of old age, after I have seen my sons slain and my daughters haled away as captives, my bridal chambers pillaged, little children dashed to earth amid the rage of battle, and my sons' wives dragged away by the cruel hands of the Achaeans; in the end fierce hounds will tear me in pieces at my own gates after some one has beaten the life out of my body with sword or spear-hounds that I myself reared and fed at my own table to guard my gates, but who will yet lap my blood and then lie all distraught at my doors.
Maria Philipovna, too, seemed distraught, and conversed with me with an air of detachment.
The Mark Boat was below and a little to the sou'west of us, fluctuating in the centre of her distraught galaxy.