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See definition of distracted on Dictionary.com
  • adj.troubled
  • adj.absent-minded

synonyms for distracted

  • disturbed
  • panicked
  • distressed
  • distraught
  • frenzied
See also synonyms for: distractedly / undistracted
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How to use distracted in a sentence

For less-than-hateful remarks, where no moral stand is indicated, try, “I’m less distracted when I sit alone.”
CAROLYN HAX: HE’S A GREAT GUY, EXCEPT FOR THE BIGOTRYCAROLYN HAXDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
We can’t be optimizing against empty rooms and a distracted audience.
WHY AD BUYERS (AND SELLERS) NEED TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO VIEWER ATTENTIONTVISIONDECEMBER 2, 2020DIGIDAY
A cook will get distracted and lose track of something on the stove.
MORE BURN INJURIES ARE OCCURRING IN KITCHENS DURING PANDEMIC. THANKSGIVING MAY SEE A RISE IN THESE ACCIDENTS.KATHERINE ELLISONNOVEMBER 22, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I shared my internal struggles with close friends and family and discovered that I know multiple people who have been hit by distracted or reckless drivers.
I HIT A CYCLIST WITH MY CARBROOKE WARRENOCTOBER 28, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
I’ve always been too distracted to be the kind of fan who remembers all the details of specific games.
MAKING THE MOST OF PLAYING HOOKY FOR THE WORLD SERIESEUGENE ROBINSONOCTOBER 25, 2020OZY
She observed his pale looks, and the distracted wandering of his eyes; but she would not notice either.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Louis had covered his raging temples with his hand, and he hastened forward with distracted swiftness.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The sections, the tribunals, the clubs were to suspend their sittings, that the public attention might not be distracted.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
When he reached his own little room, he sat for some time, distracted by conflicting thoughts.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
Miss Winter has set Mary to read 'To be, or not to be,' and it would have driven me distracted to have stayed there.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
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