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distraction

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of distraction

  1. 1 a state of mental uncertainty in my distraction I forgot where I was Synonyms of distraction bafflement, bamboozlement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderedness, bewilderment, confusedness, discombobulation, confusion, fog, head-scratching, maze [chiefly dialect], muddle, mystification, perplexity, puzzlement, tangle, whirlWords Related to distraction abashment, discomfiture, disconcertment, embarrassment, mortification; agitation, chagrin, discomfort, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturbance, perturbation, upset; bother, commotion, dither, flurry, fluster, fuss, stew, turmoilNear Antonyms of distraction assurance, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, positiveness, sureness

  2. 2 a state of wildly excited activity or emotion driven to distraction by the constant screaming and bickering in the house Synonyms of distraction agitation, deliriousness, delirium, frenzy, fever, feverishness, flap, furor, furore, fury, hysteria, rage, rampage, uproarWords Related to distraction chaos, confusion, disorder, havoc, pandemonium, turmoil; bedlam, bother, brouhaha, bustle, clamor, clatter, commotion, disturbance, fuss, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tempest, tumultNear Antonyms of distraction calm, calmness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietude, repose, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, still, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness

  3. 3 the act or activity of providing pleasure or amusement especially for the public a minister who certainly doesn't view gambling as a harmless distraction for people of modest means Synonyms of distraction amusement, diversion, recreationWords Related to distraction nightlife, show business; delectation, delight, enjoyment, joy, mirth; gratification, relaxation, relief, satisfaction; exhibition, performance, presentation, presentment, production, show, spectacle; escapism

  4. 4 someone or something that provides amusement or enjoyment a harmless distraction for children at the playground Synonyms of distraction delight, fun, diversion, divertissement, entertainment, pleasure, recreationWords Related to distraction escape, pastime, time killer; binge, fling, frolic, gambol, lark, revel, rollick, romp, spree; frolicking, rollicking; carousing, conviviality, festivity, gaiety (also gayety), hilarity, jollification, jollity, merrymaking, reveling (or revelling), revelry, whoopee; picnic; laugh, riot, scream; activity, gameNear Antonyms of distraction killjoy, party pooperAntonyms of distraction bore, bummer, downer, drag



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