distractedness

distracted

[dih-strak-tid]
adjective
1.
having the attention diverted: She tossed several rocks to the far left and slipped past the distracted sentry.
2.
rendered incapable of behaving, reacting, etc., in a normal manner, as by worry, remorse, or the like; irrational; disturbed.

Origin:
1580–90; distract + -ed2

distractedly, adverb
distractedness, noun
nondistracted, adjective
nondistractedly, adverb
undistracted, adjective
undistractedly, adverb
undistractedness, noun
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distracted (dɪˈstræktɪd)
 
adj
1.  bewildered; confused
2.  mad
 
dis'tractedly
 
adv
 
dis'tractedness
 
n

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distract
mid-14c., "to draw asunder or apart" (literal and figurative), from L. distractus, pp. of distrahere "draw in different directions," from dis- "away" + trahere "to draw" (see tract (1)). Sense of "to throw into a state of mind in which one knows not how to act" is from 1580s.
Related: Distracted; distracting.
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