Definition of distracted in English:

distracted

adjective

  • Unable to concentrate because one is preoccupied by something worrying or unpleasant.

    ‘Charlotte seemed too distracted to give him much attention’
    • ‘Anna looked up, momentarily distracted by the noise her friends were making.’
    • ‘Grace was too distracted by the thought of getting dirt in her brand-new white shoes.’
    • ‘As you said she's easily distracted so she doesn't quite pick up on things.’
    • ‘I never heard anything but I was somewhat distracted at the time.’
    • ‘People are briefly distracted, Gable concedes, but she says the boost in morale makes it worthwhile.’
    • ‘Suddenly his eyes averted over my head and he seemed distracted for a moment.’
    • ‘Hands-free devices are not considered to be safer as the driver is still distracted.’
    • ‘I was distracted for a second and realized I had traveled a bit off the road.’
    • ‘He seemed distracted for a second, and then grinned and slung himself up into his bunk.’
    • ‘But I tried not to get distracted from the task at hand.’
    • ‘But we should not be distracted from the real issues it could not investigate.’
    • ‘In the hallway I was distracted by crying sounds, a woman's cry.’
    • ‘They were distracted by a dull thumping sound from the other side of the room.’
    • ‘While contemplating her mother's advice, Fannie was distracted by a sound.’
    • ‘But like a child whose attention is easily distracted, he turned his attention back to Michelle once again.’
    • ‘The driver is so distracted by a milkshake that he almost plows right into the back of another car!’
    • ‘These days I'm so distracted by the arguments over it that I cannot concentrate on teaching my students.’
    • ‘Okay, so she was distracted and confused a lot of the time, but some strange qualities are endearing.’
    • ‘I rubbed my forehead and tried to concentrate, but I was distracted again by a passerby consuming a large, warm cinnamon roll.’
    • ‘Doubting she would be distracted enough by that to forget it, Adam quickly tried to think of something else to say.’
    preoccupied, diverted, inattentive, vague, absorbed, engrossed, abstracted, distrait, distant, absent, absent-minded, faraway
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Pronunciation

distracted

/dɪˈstraktɪd/