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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
  • I walked into someone deliberately last week just to prove a point, and then it became a game to see how many read-and-walk people didn't get out of our way due to their own distractedness.
  • Nighy brings a wonderful distractedness to his portrayal of Gideon, who is becoming increasingly depressed and preoccupied by the distance between himself and his daughter Natasha.
  • What we've seen is a steady, continuing rise in the general level of distractedness as computing and communication technologies deliver an ever greater and faster-flowing stream of stimuli.

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