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;
bemused, confused, bewildered, perplexed, puzzled, agitated, flustered, ruffled, disconcerted, discomposed, nonplussed, befuddled, mystified;
- 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.
Words that rhyme with distractedprotracted
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