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The synonyms of “Distraught” are: overwrought, worried, upset, distressed, fraught, shattered
Distraught as an Adjective
Definitions of "Distraught" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “distraught” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Very worried and upset.
- Deeply agitated especially from emotion.
Synonyms of "Distraught" as an adjective (6 Words)
|Suffering from extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain.
The distressed relatives of his victims.
|Marked by distress.
She sounded a bit fraught.
|Deeply agitated especially from emotion.
She was too overwrought to listen to reason.
Our shattered dreams of peace and prosperity.
|Unhappy, disappointed, or worried.
With everything so upset.
|Anxious or troubled about actual or potential problems.
There was a worried frown on his face.
Usage Examples of "Distraught" as an adjective
- Distraught parents looking for a runaway teenager.
- He is terribly distraught.
- Distraught with grief.
Associations of "Distraught" (30 Words)
|A cause of pain or harm.
Poor people in great affliction.
|An acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety; usually reserved for philosophical anxiety about the world or about personal freedom.
The existential angst of the middle classes.
|Cause emotional anguish or make miserable.
She shut her eyes in anguish.
|Feeling or showing worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
There were some anxious moments.
|Sad and depressed; dispirited.
He stood in the street looking dejected.
|Solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels.
He was slumped in deep dejection.
|Feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless.
An air of despondency.
|Prevent (hopes or expectations) from being realized.
The governing coalition had bitterly disappointed the hopes of its voters.
|A person or thing that causes disappointment.
His hopes were so high he was doomed to disappointment.
|Having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety.
He seemed oddly distrait.
I was distressed at the news of his death.
|A state of partial or total darkness.
A black yew gloom d the stagnant air.
|Something that causes great unhappiness.
Time heals griefs and quarrels.
|Intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death.
A good friend understands your heartaches as well as your joys.
|Provoking horror- Winston Churchill.
A horrible massacre.
|Characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria- Morris Fishbein.
Janet became hysterical and began screaming.
|Not showing due care or attention.
An inattentive babysitter.
|Sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned.
The loneliness of a sailor s life.
He felt depressed and miserable.
|Observe the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one.
She mourned for her friends who died in the accident.
|Of things that make you feel sad.
He told her the sad story of his life.
|The quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness.
A source of great sadness.
|An event or circumstance that causes sorrow.
He tried to express his sorrow at her loss.
|Used to emphasize the extent of something unpleasant or bad.
|Violent pangs of suffering.
He convulsed in his death throes.
|The dramatic genre represented by tragedies.
|Characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need.
His troubled private life.
|The act of upsetting something.
She looked pale and upset.
|Things that cause sorrow or distress; troubles.
To add to his woes customers have been spending less.
|Be on the mind of.
He s demented with worry.