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distraught

[distrôt′]
Etymology: OFr, destrait, inattentive
pertaining to a mental state of confusion, distraction, or absentmindedness.

distraught

(dĭs-trawt′) [L. distrahere, to perplex]
In doubt, deeply troubled, and having conflicting thoughts.
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Witness Maria Zajacova called the police after watching Mr Kurak's distraught reaction as he realised what he had done.
A force spokeswoman said: "The families have been left distraught as the items are very sentimental.
In some cases, distraught parents would blackmail the boyfriend's family to avoid them being reported to the police.
He was very distraught, extremely distraught at his three friends," he said.
He said: "You are distraught if you give away two goals that you would be distraught about if you were an 11-year-old.
A word of caution to anyone who wants to watch it, please beware this movie will you distraught for some days.
A RETIRED nurse who went on a bizarre wrecking spree in her car is so distraught she will never drive again, a court heard.
Speaking on his way home, a clearly upset Sanders said: "As you can imagine I am absolutely distraught to let down Sir Mark and the owners, but it wasn't like I had a really late night and was clubbing or anything, I was just out with my wife.
THE distraught parents of a bridegroom whose new wife was murdered on their honeymoon will return to his bedside in Antigua today.
I have never seen Tony so distraught and I felt helpless to do anything.
Black Elk In Paris by Kate Horsley is an engaging and thought-provoking story of a young woman and her developing relationship with a distraught physician.
Redmond presents an intimate and acute telling of five women and her own situational distraught, fear, and individual coping in A Year Of Absence that instills the same absence felt into the reader.