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Distraught Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    distraught adj : deeply agitated especially from emotion; "distraught with grief" [syn: overwrought]
Distraught Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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. A city . . . distracted from itself. --Fuller.
  2. To draw (the sight, mind, or attention) in different directions; to perplex; to confuse; as, to distract the eye; to distract the attention. Mixed metaphors . . . distract the imagination. --Goldsmith.
  3. To agitate by conflicting passions, or by a variety of motives or of cares; to confound; to harass. Horror and doubt distract His troubled thoughts. --Milton.
  4. To unsettle the reason of; to render insane; to craze; to madden; -- most frequently used in the participle, distracted. A poor mad soul; . . . poverty hath distracted her. --Shak.
Distraught Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Distraught \Dis*traught"\, p. p. & a. [OE. distract, distrauht. See Distract, a.]
  1. Torn asunder; separated. [Obs.] ``His greedy throat . . . distraught.'' --Spenser.
  2. Distracted; perplexed. ``Distraught twixt fear and pity.'' --Spenser. As if thou wert distraught and mad with terror. --Shak. To doubt betwixt our senses and our souls Which are the most distraught and full of pain. --Mrs. Browning.
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  • Distraught man barricades himself inside Vancouver home
    Police are currently at a home near East 60 Avenue and Ross Street as a distraught man has barricaded himself inside his home. Read more on this news related to 'Distraught'
  • Distraught Relatives of Missing Flight 370 Passengers Dragged Away From TV Cameras by Malaysian Officials
    Distraught family members of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were forcibly dragged away from reporters after they unfurled a banner accusing the Malaysian government of "concealing the truth" and spoke of their grief. Read more on this news related to 'Distraught'
  • Airbags required to lift bus off man
    A distraught Wellington bus driver is off work after a man was left trapped and injured under his bus. Read more on this news related to 'Distraught'

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