Definition of Distracting

1. a. Tending or serving to distract.



Definition of Distracting

1. Verb. (present participle of distract) ¹

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Definition of Distracting

1. distract [v] - See also: distract

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Distracting

distortive
distortively
distorts
distoversion
distract
distractable
distracted
distractedly
distractedness
distracter
distracters
distractful
distractibility
distractible
distractile
distracting (current term)
distractingly
distraction
distraction conus
distractions
distractious
distractive
distractor
distractors
distracts
distrad
distrads
distrail
distrails
distrain

Literary usage of Distracting

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1. The Diplomatic Relations of England with the Quadruple Alliance, 1815-1830 by Louis Calvert, Myrna M. Boyce, Paul Padgette (1918)
"... the Actors—Natural Lighting—^distracting Lights—Moonlight—Seeking the Impression of Reality, Not Reality Itself. WHILE an actor is naturally concerned ..."

2. Studies of a Biographer by Sir Leslie Stephen (1902)
"I hopelessly envy men who can think consecutively under conditions distracting to others—in a crowded meeting or in the midst of their children—for I am as ..."

3. Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle by Jane Welsh Carlyle (1883)
"Well, I will go after the cap, his hair being so long; but for writing, it cannot be asked of me under the present distracting circumstances. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and Ireland by John Pitt Taylor (1887)
"... this course of proceeding would be likely to occasion inconvenience, by disturbing the regular progress of the cause and distracting the attention of ..."

5. The American Quarterly Review by Robert Walsh (1835)
"... concentrating its laws, usages, and manners, as one of a great class, the distinctive characteristics should be seen without distracting the perception. ..."

6. Missionary Labours and Scenes in Southern Africa by Robert Moffat (1846)
"... —distracting circumstances—Sojourn at Griqua Town—Return to the station —Rev. Richard Miles's visit—Population scattered—Pleasing indications—Another ..."

7. Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement by Stephanie Harvey, Anne Goudvis (2007)
"distracting connections actually cause our minds to wander from the text and disrupt ... We teach the notion of distracting connections by modeling how it ..."

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