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distracted

[dih-strak-tid] /dɪˈstræk tɪd/
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
1580-1590
1580-90; distract + -ed2
Related forms
distractedly, adverb
distractedness, noun
nondistracted, adjective
nondistractedly, adverb
undistracted, adjective
undistractedly, adverb
undistractedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for distractedness

distracted

/dɪˈstræktɪd/
adjective
1.
bewildered; confused
2.
mad
Derived Forms
distractedly, adverb
distractedness, noun
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