from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Deeply agitated, as from emotional conflict.
- adj. Mad; insane.
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- adj. Deeply hurt, saddened, or worried; distressed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Torn asunder; separated.
- Distracted; perplexed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Drawn apart; separated.
- Distracted; bewildered; perplexed; being in or manifesting a state of distraction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. deeply agitated especially from emotion
(CROSSTALK) GERAGOS: She sounded exactly as distraught, which is either goes to her innocence or goes to the fact that you really can't rely on that kind of evidence.
She was staring at me, and her expression was distraught.
Do you recall the distraught lady in _Ruddigore_, who was always charmed into silence by the mystic word "Basingstoke"?
She is a leedle vat you would call distraught, not mat, but ankrished.
A harrowing 999 call the distraught mother made after finding the children 'stone cold' the next morning was played to the jury.
It was the final call the distraught father received from the captors.
The man was described as distraught when he called police at 1: 48 p.m. and made the threatening statement, Schlect said.
Hatton 'distraught' after newspaper allegationsLONDON - A spokesman for Ricky Hatton says the boxer is "distraught" after a newspaper published a photo that it says shows him snorting cocaine.
Irena later recalled the distraught parents asking.
Neeson was described as distraught and shocked as he greeted loved ones at the private viewing.