Meaning of “distracted” in the English Dictionary

"distracted" in British English

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distractedadjective

uk /dɪˈstræk.tɪd/ us /dɪˈstræk.tɪd/

nervous or confused because you are worried about something:

Tania seems very distracted at the moment - I think she's worried about her brother.

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  • Concentrate on the main points of the argument and try not to be distracted by incidental details.
distractedly
adverb uk /dɪˈstræk.tɪd.li/ us /dɪˈstræk.tɪd.li/

(Definition of “distracted” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)