An example of distraught is a person so overcome with grief that he can't remember the names of people around him.
- extremely troubled; mentally confused; distracted; harassed
- driven mad; crazed
Origin of distraughtME, variant, variety of distrait
- Deeply agitated, as from worry or grief.
- Archaic Mentally deranged.
Origin of distraughtMiddle English, alteration of distract, past participle of distracten, to distract; see distract.
(comparative more distraught, superlative most distraught)