Definition of Distraught

1. Adjective. Deeply agitated especially from emotion. "Distraught with grief"

Exact synonyms: Overwrought
Similar to: Agitated



Definition of Distraught

1. p. p. & a. Torn asunder; separated.

Definition of Distraught

1. Adjective. Deeply hurt, saddened, or worried; distressed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Distraught

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Distraught

distrail
distrails
distrain
distrainable
distrained
distrainer
distrainers
distraining
distrainor
distrainors
distrains
distraint
distraints
distrait
distraite
distraught (current term)
distraughted
distraughtly
distraughtness
distream
distreamed
distreaming
distreams
distress
distress call
distress signal
distressed
distressedly
distressedness
distresses

Literary usage of Distraught

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1. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... enters distraught and takes tragic paces down stage; stoops down and listens for a heart throb. ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Pierced in the back and dash'd from off his seat By the sharp spear; the steeds were left distraught. As, when a wondrous conflagration wastes The deep ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1833)
"Nor be our minds with constant ills distraught, WILLIAM HAY. Jove, the loud thunderer, hath the end of all Determined, when and how it shall befall. ..."

4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1838)
"The soaring eagle high upon the wing, Bearing aloft a mother's only prize, When suddenly brought down from her career, By the sure shaft of the distraught ..."

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