"he drives me to distraction"
an obstacle to attention
an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations
the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something
"conjurers are experts at misdirection"
Something that distracts.
Poking one's eye is a good distraction from a hurting toe.
The process of being distracted.
We have to reduce distraction in class if we want students to achieve good results.
Perturbation; disorder; disturbance; confusion.
Mental disorder; a deranged state of mind; insanity.
The incessant nightmares drove him to distraction.
Origin: See to distract.
the act of distracting; a drawing apart; separation
that which diverts attention; a diversion
a diversity of direction; detachment
state in which the attention is called in different ways; confusion; perplexity
confusion of affairs; tumult; disorder; as, political distractions
agitation from violent emotions; perturbation of mind; despair
derangement of the mind; madness
Distraction is the divided attention of an individual or group from the chosen object of attention onto the source of distraction. Distraction is caused by: the lack of ability to pay attention; lack of interest in the object of attention; or the great intensity, novelty or attractiveness of something other than the object of attention. Distractions come from both external sources, and internal sources.
The numerical value of Distraction in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Distraction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
America is addicted to wars of distraction.
However, he wasn't a distraction until Nancy Gordeuk made his presence a distraction.
Alas! While the speculative honourable professor explains the entire existence has he in distraction forgotten his own name, that he is a man, purely and simply a man, not a fantastic 38 of a paragraph.
Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several--from foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy.
I'm going to let my attorney -- a small one-man shop in Philadelphia -- handle this matter. It's obviously going to be important to my constituents that this matter not be a distraction in terms of my work, and I'm going to try to have it not be a distraction.
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