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Adjective: distracted  di'strak-tid
  1. Having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety
    "I think we're a bit distracted";
    - distrait
Verb: distract  di'strakt
  1. Draw someone's attention away from something
    "The thief distracted the bystanders";
    - deflect
  2. Disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    "She was rather distracted by the news that her father was seriously ill";
    - perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, disorder

See also: inattentive, unattentive [rare]

Type of: confuse, disconcert, disturb, flurry, put off, trouble, upset

Encyclopedia: Distracted