distracted

[ dih-strak-tid ]
/ dɪˈstræk tɪd /

adjective

having the attention diverted: She tossed several rocks to the far left and slipped past the distracted sentry.
rendered incapable of behaving, reacting, etc., in a normal manner, as by worry, remorse, or the like; irrational; disturbed.

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Origin of distracted

First recorded in 1580–90; distract + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for distractedly

distracted
/ (dɪˈstræktɪd) /

adjective

bewildered; confused
mad

Derived forms of distracted

distractedly, adverbdistractedness, noun
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