Thesaurus

distracting

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of distracting

(Entry 1 of 2)

distracting

verb
present participle of distract

Synonyms & Antonyms of distracting (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to draw the attention or mind to something else
  • we were distracted from our discussion by the noise outside

Synonyms for distracting

Words Related to distracting

Near Antonyms for distracting

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about distracting

Cite this Entry

“Distracting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/distracting. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on distracting

Nglish: Translation of distracting for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of distracting for Arabic Speakers

Comments on distracting

What made you want to look up distracting? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!