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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [dih-strak-tid]
    • /dɪˈstræk tɪd/
    • /dɪˈstræk.tɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dih-strak-tid]
    • /dɪˈstræk tɪd/

Definitions of distractedly word

  • adjective distractedly having the attention diverted: She tossed several rocks to the far left and slipped past the distracted sentry. 1
  • adjective distractedly rendered incapable of behaving, reacting, etc., in a normal manner, as by worry, remorse, or the like; irrational; disturbed. 1
  • noun distractedly In a distracted manner. 1

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Origin of distractedly

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
First recorded in 1580-90; distract + -ed2

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Parts of speech for Distractedly


distractedly popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for distractedly

adj distractedly

  • desperately — reckless or dangerous because of despair, hopelessness, or urgency: a desperate killer.
  • furiously — full of fury, violent passion, or rage; extremely angry; enraged: He was furious about the accident.
  • crazily — If something moves crazily, it moves in a way or in a direction that you do not expect.
  • passionately — having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid: a passionate advocate of socialism.
  • violently — acting with or characterized by uncontrolled, strong, rough force: a violent earthquake.

adverb distractedly

  • vaguely — not clearly or explicitly stated or expressed: vague promises.
  • abstractedly — lost in thought; deeply engrossed or preoccupied.
  • dreamily — of the nature of or characteristic of dreams; visionary.
  • absent-mindedly — so lost in thought that one does not realize what one is doing, what is happening, etc.; preoccupied to the extent of being unaware of one's immediate surroundings.
  • absently — in an absent-minded or preoccupied manner; inattentively

adjective distractedly

  • fiercely — menacingly wild, savage, or hostile: fierce animals; a fierce look.
  • wildly — living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated: a wild animal; wild geese.

Antonyms for distractedly

adj distractedly

  • calmly — You can use calmly to emphasize that someone is behaving in a very controlled or ordinary way in a frightening or unusual situation.
  • normally — in a normal or regular way: The wound is healing normally.

adverb distractedly

  • attentively — while giving attention; observantly: Please listen attentively.

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