adjective (feminine distraite /-ˈstreɪt/)[predic.]
- Distracted or absent-minded: he seemed oddly distraitMore 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).