Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being distracted or drawn away.
- adj. Capable of being distracted
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being drawn aside or distracted.
“I was a bit distractible yesterday (for some strange reason), and after dinner just could not drag myself back down to the emotional nadir that is my novel right now.”
“But they were far more distractible, inattentive and fidgety—all symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactive disorder ADHD.”
“The Clinton White House, at least the press operation, seemed at times as distractible as the president himself.”
“I think that last sentence with its circumlocutions and three parenthetical digressions is indicative of my distracted or distractible state of mind ...”
“They can be quite distractible and may start a million things and never finish them," says Don Malone, M.D., the director of the Center for Behavioral Health and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.”
“I'm quite distractible otherwise, which drives me nuts.”
“Just as the contestants' actions are manipulated by the production crew, the crew's fate is controlled by the distractible public and callow network execs.”
“The association was particularly strong among distractible students with high IQs.”
“It deserves a longer recap than this, but right now I'm distractible.”
“It unfurls a sequence of dozens of brief ideas, expressed in spurts of sound effects to accompany someone's (presumably the composer's) distractible stream of consciousness.”
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