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Definition of "distraught" []

  • Deeply agitated, as from emotional conflict. (adjective)
  • Mad; insane. (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 "distraught" in a sentence
  • "(CROSSTALK) GERAGOS: She sounded exactly as distraught, which is either goes to her innocence or goes to the fact that you really can't rely on that kind of evidence."
  • "She was staring at me, and her expression was distraught."
  • "Do you recall the distraught lady in _Ruddigore_, who was always charmed into silence by the mystic word "Basingstoke"?"