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distraction

dis·trac·tion

distraction

 
pronunciation:
dih straek shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of distracting or the state of being distracted.
In the middle of the lecture, the professor suddenly became lost in distraction.
synonyms:
absent-mindedness, abstraction, preoccupation
antonyms:
concentration
similar words:
confusion, diversion
definition 2: someone or something that distracts, confuses, or diverts.
With so many distractions, it is difficult to concentrate.
synonyms:
diversion
similar words:
amusement, disruption, disturbance, divertissement, entertainment, pastime, relief
definition 3: great mental or emotional distress.
The divorce drove him to distraction.
synonyms:
distress, upset
similar words:
desperation, frenzy, madness
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