distrait

[ dih-strey; French dees-tre ]
/ dɪˈstreɪ; French disˈtrɛ /

adjective

inattentive because of distracting worries, fears, etc.; absent-minded.

Origin of distrait

1740–50; < French < Latin distractus; see distract

Related forms

o·ver·dis·trait, adjective
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distrait

/ (dɪˈstreɪ, French distrɛ) /

adjective

absent-minded; abstracted

Word Origin for distrait

C18: from French, from distraire to distract
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