Simple Definition of distracted
: unable to think about or pay attention to something : unable to concentrate
Full Definition of distracted
1 : mentally confused, troubled, or remote
2 : maddened or deranged especially by grief or anxiety
Examples of distracted
If you're feeling distracted, take a break.
<she's been distracted about her son ever since he left on that polar expedition>
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