A distraction—if not, perhaps, a breath of fresh air, exactly.
"The president feels, we feel at the White House, this is a distraction," Carney said when asked about Weiner.
The constant disinformation, distraction, misdirection, confabulation, and endless stream of threats actually works.
With new photos and women emerging nearly every day, even Weiner admitted he had become a distraction.
Either choice would have made her hair less of a distraction, but it also might have made it less of a personal comfort.
Unluckily, her husband had not the same source of distraction.
But one of them, the distraction of seeing the world, is innocent and beneficial.
For awhile hope and fear kept him in a state bordering on distraction.
Do you object to such a piece of distraction remaining where she is?'
Miss Monro was, perhaps, very wise in proposing the translation of a difficult part of Dante for a distraction to Ellinor.
mid-15c., "the drawing away of the mind," from Latin distractionem (nominative distractio) "a pulling apart, separating," noun of action from past participle stem of distrahere (see distract). Meaning "mental disturbance" (in driven to distraction, etc.) is c.1600. Meaning "a thing or fact that distracts" is from 1610s.
distraction dis·trac·tion (dĭ-strāk'shən)
A condition or state of mind in which the attention is diverted from an original focus or interest.
Separation of bony fragments or joint surfaces of a limb by extension.