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  • adj. Distracted; mad.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Out of one's senses; distracted; mad.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Distracted; mad: as, “I am not bestraught,”


From be- +‎ straught (“stretched”), modelled after distraught, forstraught, etc. (Wiktionary)



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  • For, Belford ('tis a folly to deny it), I have been, to use an old word, quite bestraught.

    Lovelace to Belford, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    December 11, 2007