The definition of distraught is someone that is very troubled, confused or has gone crazy.adjective
An example of distraught is a person so overcome with grief that he can't remember the names of people around him.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- extremely troubled; mentally confused; distracted; harassed
- driven mad; crazed
Origin: ME, var. of distrait
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- Deeply agitated, as from emotional conflict.
- Mad; insane.
Origin: Middle English, alteration of distract, past participle of distracten, to distract; see distract.