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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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