Translation of distraction in Spanish:


distracción, n.

Pronunciation /dəˈstrækʃ(ə)n/ /dɪˈstrakʃ(ə)n/

See Spanish definition of distracción


  • 1

    • 1.1(interruption)

      distracción feminine
      the war was a distraction from the country's internal problems la guerra distrajo la atención de los problemas internos del país
      • He also knew that, if Ally didn't have a distraction, she would inadvertently be a distraction to him.
      • This allows concentration on counseling without as strong a distraction from the paraphiliac urges.
      • This concentration on the stand-alone card price as a distraction from scheme cost is dealt with in more detail here.
      • It is going to cost them not only in their bond rating but in the distraction from the major concerns which Californians have.
      • Or is it that it is a distraction from the serious everyday issues?
      • The whole Christmas season is a distraction from the weather.
      • Junior faculty members, in particular, want to ensure that their blogs are not a distraction from their primary research.
      • It's also a distraction from implementation of more-effective security measures.
      • However, this is just a distraction from the main issue.
      • The technical character of the discussion over degree classification is a distraction from the real problems in the education sector.
      • And I have some freelance work to do, which is a tiresome distraction from knitting, but very welcome income boost.
      • I realised I was more of a distraction to myself than others.
      • I agree that it might be just a distraction to have computers lying about in the classroom while studying some other subject.
      • It is also true that the government's foreign adventures provide a convenient distraction from its domestic problems.
      • Instead, questions about local matters provided an unnecessary distraction from the power of Keys' message.
      • Often, this much-maligned contest is dismissed as a needless distraction from the bread and butter of the League.
      • The suggestion is that such property development is a distraction from their core business and, therefore, a bad thing.
      • We asked the lead flight director if this was a distraction to his team or for that matter to the crew in general.
      • All forms of bloodsports are an unnecessary distraction from genuine wildlife conservation.
      • When I won young journalist of the year in 1988 it seemed an irritating distraction to go to London for the ceremony.

    • 1.2 formal (entertainment)

      entretenimiento masculine
      distracción feminine
      diversión feminine
      • The little distractions and diversions that once seemed to add to the richness of the texture now feel like unfocused rambling.
      • She sensed that a scream would be inappropriate, however, and she looked to the table as she searched for a distraction.
      • There is no super model, superstar girlfriend by Rivaldo's side; no distractions but football.
      • It's a welcome distraction on long winter evenings to keep you from going nuts with cabin fever.
      • The football offered a welcome distraction, but it wasn't to last.
      • Those sailors not hosting visitors had a number of other distractions, including sports fixtures and a community project.
      • He thought that in hard times, people needed the distraction of games.
      • The music is quite repetitive and without the distraction of the aerial dynamics it would be quite flat.
      • Video games may have started out as a distraction for kids, costing just a quarter at the neighborhood arcade.
      • My other sister and brother-in-law have worked hard to provide my kids with distraction and diversion.
      • He well and truly was at a loss, eyes desperately searching the cafeteria in search of Kaoru or a distraction.
      • New Zealand has many worthy distractions, but it was the skiing we came for and it was mostly skiing we did.
      • It is up to you to be more interesting to your pup than all the other distractions out in the yard.
      • We could entertain our minds with all kinds of thoughts and distractions.
      • Thus, the approaching ruckus was a welcome distraction from his musings and his insomnia.
      • If you haven't filed yet, thanks for choosing The Mudville Gazette as your distraction from the task at hand.
      • But the cup will give the club a much-needed distraction from these worries - and hopefully the shot in the arm they need.
      • We see it as a distraction from our jobs through the week.
      • I urge readers looking for an amusing distraction to visit The 419 Eater's trophy room.
      • I warned of a blogging hiatus at the beginning of the day, but I'm actually finding it to be a useful distraction from thinking.

  • 2

    • 2.1(distress)

      desconsuelo masculine
      • The prevailing air of distraction was unfortunate, for Fox may have something important to say.
      • Loathing and distraction stop the insanity and music clears the soul.
      • You know, most people are living especially on the coasts, between distraction and frenzy.
      • Our mind needs to be stable, free from distraction and discursiveness.
      • I was conscious of the fact that I was giving myself a fighting chance by not doing anything to cause him any distraction.
      • Back home, Paula watches her husband's distraction with caution.
      • Pete has been driven to such distraction lately he is now muttering about consoling himself by munching on a fine Alsatian steak.