- The definition of distraught is someone that is very troubled, confused or has gone crazy.
An example of distraught is a person so overcome with grief that he can't remember the names of people around him.
distraught definition by Webster's New World
- extremely troubled; mentally confused; distracted; harassed
- driven mad; crazed
Origin: Middle English variant, variety of distrait
distraught definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Deeply agitated, as from emotional conflict.
- Mad; insane.
Origin: Middle English, alteration of distract, past participle of distracten, to distract; see distract.