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distraught

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈstrɔːt
 
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Definition of distraught in English:

adjective

Very worried and upset: a distraught woman sobbed and screamed for help he is terribly distraught
More example sentences
  • The verdict and sentence have left Rita's older sister Annette distraught and deeply upset.
  • My parents were distraught and upset by the actions of this person or people.
  • This is something no one dare tell a distraught woman, desperate to know whether she should be grieving or not.
Synonyms
worried, upset, distressed, fraught, devastated, shattered;
overcome, overwrought, beside oneself, out of one's mind, desperate, at one's wits' end;
hysterical, frenzied, raving, deranged
informal in a state, worked up
British informal swivel-eyed

Origin

late Middle English: alteration of the obsolete adjective distract (from Latin distractus 'pulled apart'), influenced by straught, archaic past participle of stretch.

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