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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.]
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distrait

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

(dɪˈstreɪ)

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

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

[dɪsˈtreɪ] ADJ (liter) → distraído
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References in classic literature ?
She was very distraite, nervous, silent, and ill to please.
L'outil de connaissance est utilise trop souvent, avec trop de confiance, de facon distraite et parfois de maniere absolue et tres destructive.
Mais l'attention de nombreux fideles a ete distraite par un detail.
L'acceptation de la contrainte est le propre de l'administre; mais cette acceptation est affaire de degre, de la delinquance deliberee a l'inobservance distraite jusqu'au respect integral; l'observation des reglements de circulation illustre bien l'eventail possible des comportements sur lesquels les statistiques de contravention ne donnent qu'un apercu partiel, tout comme les statistiques officielles de criminalite par rapport a la criminalite revelee dans des enquetes.
Voir comment c'est difficile pour elle, puis elle est tres distraite donc a chaque fois, elle allait voir tout le monde.