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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distraught, overwroughtadjective

    deeply agitated especially from emotion

    "distraught with grief"


  1. distraughtadjective

    Deeply hurt, saddened, or worried; distressed.

    His distraught widow cried for days, feeling very alone.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Distraughtpart. adj.


    Etymology: from distract.

    He had been a good military man in his days, but was then distraught of his wits. William Camden, Remains.


  1. distraught

    Distraught is a state of being deeply upset, worried, anxious, or emotionally distressed, often to a point that one cannot think clearly or behave normally.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distraught

    of Distract

  2. Distraughtadjective

    torn asunder; separated

  3. Distraughtadjective

    distracted; perplexed

  4. Etymology: [OE. distract, distrauht. See Distract, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Distraught

    dis-trawt′, adj. distracted: perplexed. [See Distract.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distraught in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distraught in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of distraught in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Sullivan:

    He was in a house where someone died and he’s completely distraught because of it.

  2. Bharat Mistry:

    We were absolutely distraught, we pleaded and pleaded with them not to do it, but their mind was made up. That tree was coming down.

  3. Chad Blythe:

    Since then, we’ve only been able to get him to wear his scout uniform one time. He won’t even go near it. He looks visibly distraught when we talk about this.

  4. Jeffrey Miller:

    Tom was distraught after the incident. He couldn't talk. He couldn't put any thoughts together.

  5. Joe Sutherland:

    Jasper Spires’re pretty distraught that Police Chief Lanier was released for a similar if not less deadly crime two days earlier, it led to a direct line to my nephew’s death.

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