distraite

[ dih-streyt; French dees-tret ]
/ dɪˈstreɪt; French disˈtrɛt /

adjective

(of a woman) inattentive because of distracting worries, fears, etc.; absent-minded.

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Origin of distraite

1840–50; < French, feminine of distrait distrait
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