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distrait

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

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

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Origin of distrait

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

OTHER WORDS FROM distrait

o·ver·dis·trait, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for distrait

distrait
/ (dɪˈstreɪ, French distrɛ) /

adjective

absent-minded; abstracted

Word Origin for distrait

C18: from French, from distraire to distract
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