Distracted Dis*tract"ed, a. Mentally disordered; unsettled; mad. [1913 Webster]

My distracted mind. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • distracted — distracted; un·distracted; …   English syllables

  • distracted — index oblivious, thoughtless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • distracted — [di strakt′id] adj. unable to give proper attention to or concentrate on, as because of mental disturbance, anxiety, etc. distractedly adv …   English World dictionary

  • Distracted — Distract Dis*tract , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distracted}, old p. p. {Distraught}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distracting}.] 1. To draw apart or away; to divide; to disjoin. [1913 Webster] A city . . . distracted from itself. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distracted — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem ▪ become, get ▪ It s easy to get distracted when you re studying. ADVERB …   Collocations dictionary

  • distracted — [[t]dɪstræ̱ktɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are distracted, you are not concentrating on something because you are worried or are thinking about something else. She had seemed curiously distracted... She seemed less like a poetess than a distracted… …   English dictionary

  • distracted — adjective 1) she seemed distracted today Syn: preoccupied, inattentive, vague, abstracted, distrait, absentminded, faraway, in a world of one s own; bemused, confused, bewildered; troubled, harassed, worried, anxious; informal miles away, not… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • distracted — distractedly, adv. distractedness, n. /di strak tid/, adj. 1. having the attention diverted: She tossed several rocks to the far left and slipped past the distracted sentry. 2. rendered incapable of behaving, reacting, etc., in a normal manner,… …   Universalium

  • distracted — I distracted, distraught (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. agitated, frenzied, frantic; bewildered. See excitement, insanity, inattention. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Troubled] Syn. distraught, panicked, frenzied; see troubled 1 . 2.… …   English dictionary for students

  • distracted — dis|tract|ed [ dı stræktəd ] adjective not able to concentrate on something: All that summer Rosie seemed distant and distracted. ╾ dis|tract|edly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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