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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.]
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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]
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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.
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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.distraught - deeply agitated especially from emotiondistraught - deeply agitated especially from emotion; "distraught with grief"
agitated - troubled emotionally and usually deeply; "agitated parents"
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distraught

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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.
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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
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distraught

[dɪˈstrɔːt] adjdésespéré(e)
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distraught

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

[dɪsˈtrɔːt] adjstravolto/a, sconvolto/a
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distraught

(diˈstroːt) adjective
very worried and upset.
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distraught

a. atolondrado-a, confundido-a, desconcertado-a; [irrational] demente.
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"Good Heavens, my nerves are all distraught," he said.
At sight of this he became almost distraught with rage.
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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. My heart is beating as though it would burst my breast, and all my body seems weak.
He could distinctly see the distraught yet angry expression on the faces of these two men, who evidently did not realize what they were doing.
At dinner he seemed distraught, and early in the evening he excused himself and retired, Lady Greystoke following him very soon after.
He stood on the steps of the Karenins' house like one distraught, and did not know what to do.
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.
He was glad now that Hayward was not in London on Saturday afternoon when, distraught, he went in search of human comfort: he could not have prevented himself from telling him everything, and Hayward would have been astonished at his weakness.
I was a man distraught; and David wore his knuckles in his eyes.
On the veranda of Banker White's house Helen was restless and distraught. The instructor sat be- tween the mother and daughter.