un·​dis·​tract·​ed | \ ˌən-di-ˈstrak-təd How to pronounce undistracted (audio) \

Definition of undistracted

: not having one's attention turned aside or redirected : not distracted Undistracted by the noise, he continued working. hours of undistracted study

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Burna Boy’s music is savvy and modern but undistracted by obvious crossover moves. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Burna Boy celebrates L.A.'s African diaspora at star-making Wiltern show," 30 Aug. 2019 Yet undistracted reading didn’t perish the moment any of these technologies were switched on. Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker, "Reader, I Googled It," 26 Aug. 2019 Previously, taking tests approved by Western universities had usually meant opting out of the gaokao, which requires years of undistracted preparation. The Economist, "Some Western universities see merit in China’s flawed exam," 28 June 2018 This was an evening of undistracted playfulness with our little girl. Splashing in the ocean and digging in the sand. Jamie Ballard, Good Housekeeping, "Audrey Roloff's Latest Photos of Daughter Ember Have Fans Up in Arms," 10 May 2018 Your daughter deserves eye contact, a moment of undistracted attention and an appreciative smile from her teacher. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Parent wants in-laws to finance kids’ college costs," 31 Oct. 2017 People who text and walk, for example, are nearly four times as likely to engage in at least one dangerous action, like jaywalking or not looking both ways, and take 18 percent more time to cross a street than undistracted pedestrians. Tanya Mohn, New York Times, "Reading This While Walking? In Honolulu, It Could Cost You," 23 Oct. 2017 And safe, undistracted driving is a wise course of action at any age. Maria Shine Stewart, cleveland.com, ""Aim to be prepared" is a good motto for all of us: Sun Messages," 14 Oct. 2017 Vulnerable riders unable to decide whether to remain calm and undistracted under the reassuring gaze of a surveillance camera (working or otherwise), or to make a run for it. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Peterson: BART’s sexual assault awareness advice takes a creepy turn," 17 Apr. 2017

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1659, in the meaning defined above

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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