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Definition of "distracted" []

  • Having the attention diverted. (adjective)
  • Suffering conflicting emotions; distraught. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "distracted" in a sentence
  • ""It's not a coincidence," Gallagher points out, "that the term distracted once referred not just to a loss or dilution of attention but also to confusion, mental imbalance, and even madness.""
  • "His face was wan and his expression distracted, his eyes darting from face to face."
  • "He smiled wide while reaching to his waist, and his expression distracted Chekov just long enough that he didn’t see the disruptor until the Prastorian had fired it at him, point blank, right into his chest."