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  • adj. causing distraction

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Causing perplexity; distracting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Causing perplexity: as, distractive cares.


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  • Yet many classroom teachers are less concerned about the disruptive technologies of an indefinite future than they are about today's "distractive" technologies.

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  • North Dakota law enforcement and Department of Transportation officials are hoping to reduce the number of highway crashed and fatalities by making drivers aware of issues such as distractive driving, intoxication and seat belt use.


  • The secondary comes in when the primary thinks I'm distractive.

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  • Good article but a bit distractive because of the intermittent use of centre and center.

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  • The process of evapordaytion, as scientists call it, has steadily intensified with the proliferation of distractive technologies.

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  • But it's a distractive issue, which is why I'd hardly have anything to say about it except for the media being so interested in Rick Perry's criminal record all the time.

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  • One criticized "user unfriendly interfaces" and screens with a small font size and "extraneous and distractive" information that had led pharmacists to overlook changes in medication orders.

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  • This way the compo would be way more diverse, and you would no longer have a too distractive portrait. remember the eye-tracking tests of the first book?

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  • On Saturday, the Business Travel Coalition, which represents corporate travel managers, criticized the new procedures, saying treating all passengers transiting the aviation system as if they are equal threats to national security represents worst practice because it is ineffective, costly and distractive of better practices.

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  • Talk about distractive politic – you guys tune into banal matters of form, not substance.



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