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 housewife.

Derived words:
distractedly ADV ADV with v

He looked up distractedly. `Be with you in a second.'


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Distracted — Dis*tract ed, a. Mentally disordered; unsettled; mad. [1913 Webster] My distracted mind. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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