[ dih-strak-tiv ]
/ dɪˈstræk tɪv /


tending to distract.

Origin of distractive

First recorded in 1625–35; distract + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM distractive

dis·trac·tive·ly, adverbnon·dis·trac·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for distractive

  • The distractive effect caused by producing two impressions through a wrong use of marks of parenthesis, should be avoided.

    Why We Punctuate|William Livingston Klein