- 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.
Origin of distracted
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- bewildered; confused
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