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distracted Line breaks: dis|tract¦ed
Pronunciation: /dɪˈstraktɪd/

Definition of distracted in English:


Unable to concentrate because one is preoccupied by something worrying or unpleasant: Charlotte seemed too distracted to give him much attention
More example sentences
  • Anna looked up, momentarily distracted by the noise her friends were making.
  • Grace was too distracted by the thought of getting dirt in her brand-new white shoes.
  • As you said she's easily distracted so she doesn't quite pick up on things.
preoccupied, diverted, inattentive, vague, absorbed, engrossed, abstracted, distrait, distant, absent, absent-minded, faraway;
troubled, pestered, harassed, worried, tormented
informal miles away, in a world of one's own, not with it, fazed, hassled, in a flap


Pronunciation: /dɪˈstraktɪdli/
Example sentences
  • She returned to her room at Pembroke and distractedly toured its hamster-hutch of accessories for living/processing time.
  • Katrina stubbornly refused to veer off and wimp out like all New Orleanians distractedly assumed she would.
  • My wife returned to the room to find the tree on the floor, with my arm and legs visible beneath, waving distractedly.
Example sentences
  • The error might have resulted from a second's distractedness rather than illiteracy.
  • Lizzie is relentlessly charming throughout, even as she somehow misses Gordo's obvious misery at her distractedness.
  • If distractedness breeds emotional turmoil, the ability to sustain our gaze, to keep looking, can bring greater clarity and insight.

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