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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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