Simple Definition of distraction
: something that makes it difficult to think or pay attention
: something that amuses or entertains you so that you do not think about problems, work, etc.
: a state in which you are very annoyed or upset
Examples of distraction in a sentence
It was hard to work with so many distractions.
One of them created a distraction while the other grabbed the money.
A weekend at the beach was a good distraction from her troubles.
Their endless chatter drove her to distraction.
First Known Use of distraction
Rhymes with distraction
abstraction, attraction, bolt-action, class action, compaction, contraction, cross action, detraction, diffraction, exaction, extraction, impaction, inaction, infraction, job action, live-action, olfaction, protraction, reaction, redaction, refraction, retraction, stop-action, subtraction, transaction
DISTRACTION Defined for Kids
Definition of distraction for Students
1 : something that makes it hard to pay attention <One robber created a distraction and the other grabbed the money.>
2 : the act of having thoughts or attention drawn away : the state of drawing thoughts or attention away <… he needed to clear his head, to flush away all distraction … — Jerry Spinelli, Maniac Magee>
3 : confusion of thoughts or feelings <Their endless chatter drove me to distraction.>
4 : something that amuses or entertains <The game was a good distraction during the long car ride.>
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