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Wordnet 3.0


1. deeply agitated especially from emotion;
- Example: "distraught with grief"
[syn: distraught, overwrought]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Distract \Dis*tract"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distracted, old p. p. Distraught; p. pr. & vb. n. Distracting.] 1. To draw apart or away; to divide; to disjoin. [1913 Webster] A city . . . distracted from itself. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw (the sight, mind, or attention) in different directions; to perplex; to confuse; as, to distract the eye; to distract the attention. [1913 Webster] Mixed metaphors . . . distract the imagination. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 3. To agitate by conflicting passions, or by a variety of motives or of cares; to confound; to harass. [1913 Webster] Horror and doubt distract His troubled thoughts. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. To unsettle the reason of; to render insane; to craze; to madden; -- most frequently used in the participle, distracted. [1913 Webster] A poor mad soul; . . . poverty hath distracted her. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Distraught \Dis*traught"\, p. p. & a. [OE. distract, distrauht. See Distract, a.] 1. Torn asunder; separated. [Obs.] "His greedy throat . . . distraught." --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Distracted; perplexed. "Distraught twixt fear and pity." --Spenser. [1913 Webster] As if thou wert distraught and mad with terror. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To doubt betwixt our senses and our souls Which are the most distraught and full of pain. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

distraught adj 1: deeply agitated especially from emotion; "distraught with grief" [syn: distraught, overwrought]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

106 Moby Thesaurus words for "distraught": abashed, abnormal, abroad, addled, adrift, agitated, astray, at sea, batty, bereft of reason, berserk, bewildered, bothered, brainsick, clueless, concerned, confused, crackbrained, cracked, crazed, crazy, daft, delirious, deluded, demented, deprived of reason, deranged, discomposed, disconcerted, dismayed, disoriented, distracted, distrait, distressed, disturbed, embarrassed, excited, feverish, flighty, flustered, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, guessing, hallucinated, harassed, hysterical, in a fix, in a maze, in a pickle, in a scrape, in a stew, insane, irrational, loco, lost, lunatic, mad, maddened, manic, mazed, mental, mentally deficient, meshuggah, moon-struck, muddled, nervous, non compos, non compos mentis, nonplussed, not all there, not right, nuts, odd, of unsound mind, off, off the track, overwrought, perturbed, psycho, put-out, queer, rambling, reasonless, senseless, sick, stark-mad, stark-staring mad, strange, tetched, tormented, touched, troubled, turned around, unbalanced, unhinged, unsane, unsettled, unsound, upset, wandering, wild, without a clue, witless, worked up, wrought up