dis·trac·tion noun \di-ˈstrak-shən\
: 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
: the act of distracting or the state of being distracted; especially : mental confusion <driven to distraction>
Examples of DISTRACTION
- 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
Related to DISTRACTION
- bafflement, bamboozlement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderedness, bewilderment, confusedness, discombobulation, confusion, fog, head-scratching, maze [chiefly dialect], muddle, mystification, perplexity, puzzlement, tangle, whirl
- bore, bummer, downer, drag
Rhymes with DISTRACTION
, class action
, cross action
, job action
dis·trac·tion noun \dis-ˈtrak-shən\ (Medical Dictionary)
a : diversion of the attention b : mental derangement
: excessive separation (as from improper traction) of fracture fragments
—dis·tract \dis-ˈtrakt\ transitive verb
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