Definition of distrait in English:


Line breaks: dis|trait
Pronunciation: /dɪˈstreɪ
, ˈdɪstreɪ

adjective (feminine distraite /-ˈstreɪt/)

Distracted or absent-minded: he seemed oddly distrait
More example sentences
  • She towers over most human beings (myself included) and there's a distrait quality about her eyes.
  • Perhaps, patients about to undergo operations at the hands of distrait surgeons could be allowed to get their tattoos done on the NHS.
  • His manner was, I thought, a shade distrait, a little other worldly.


mid 18th century: French, from Old French destrait, past participle of destraire 'distract', from Latin distrahere 'pull apart' (see distract).

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