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