from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the attention diverted.
  • adj. Suffering conflicting emotions; distraught.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of distract.
  • adj. having one's attention diverted; preoccupied
  • adj. distraught

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Mentally disordered; unsettled; mad.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Perplexed; harassed or bewildered by opposing considerations.
  • Disordered in intellect; deranged; mad; frantic.
  • Synonyms Abstracted, Diverted, etc. See absent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety


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