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distrait

[ dih-strey; French dees-tre ]

adjective

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


distrait

/ dɪˈstreɪ; distrɛ /

adjective

  1. absent-minded; abstracted


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Other Words From

  • over·dis·trait adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of distrait1

1740–50; < French < Latin distractus; distract

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Word History and Origins

Origin of distrait1

C18: from French, from distraire to distract

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Example Sentences

"I've noticed Wade has been a little distrait for some time," Raed observed.

It is not surprising, therefore, that he should be nervous and distrait when he reappeared; but Dacre soon put him at ease.

Katherine was neither preoccupied nor distrait, or unamused even by the small accidents and absurdities of travel.

Irene was grave and distrait this morning, with a chilly reserve about her that did not court lover-like advances.

She still sat at the tea table, but all having been served, she was idle and a little distrait.

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