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Synonyms for distraction
dɪˈstræk ʃəndis·trac·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. distraction

    Perplexity (Latin per, through, and plecto, plait) is the drawing or turning of the thoughts or faculties by turns in different directions or toward contrasted or contradictory conclusions; confusion (Latin confusus, from confundo, pour together) is a state in which the mental faculties are, as it were, thrown into chaos, so that the clear and distinct action of the different powers, as of perception, memory, reason, and will is lost; bewilderment is akin to confusion, but is less overwhelming, and more readily recovered from; perplexity, accordingly, has not the unsettling of the faculties implied in confusion, nor the overwhelming of the faculties implied in amazement or astonishment; it is not the magnitude of the things to be known, but the want of full and definite knowledge, that causes perplexity. The dividing of a woodland path may cause the traveler the greatest perplexity, which may become bewilderment when he has tried one path after another and lost his bearings completely. With an excitable person bewilderment may deepen into confusion that will make him unable to think clearly or even to see or hear distinctly. Amazement results from the sudden and unimagined occurrence of great good or evil or the sudden awakening of the mind to unthought-of truth. Astonishment often produces bewilderment, which the word was formerly understood to imply. Compare AMAZEMENT; ANXIETY; DOUBT.

    Synonyms:
    amazement, astonishment, bewilderment, confusion, disturbance, doubt, doubt, embarrassment, perplexity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. distraction

    Synonyms:
    inattention, madness, absence

    Antonyms:
    attention, composure

Princeton's WordNet

  1. distractionnoun

    mental turmoil

    "he drives me to distraction"

    Synonyms:
    beguilement, misdirection

  2. distractionnoun

    an obstacle to attention

    Synonyms:
    beguilement, misdirection

  3. beguilement, distractionnoun

    an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations

    Synonyms:
    beguilement, bewitchery, misdirection, animal magnetism

  4. distraction, misdirectionnoun

    the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something

    "conjurers are experts at misdirection"

    Synonyms:
    beguilement, misdirection, mismanagement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distractionnoun

    Synonyms:
    diversion, amusement, confusion, mystification, bewilderment, tumult, commotion, hurly-burly, despair, frenzy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "distraction":

    diversion, entertainment, forgetfulness, amusement

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3643doubt
#4642absence
#7453confusion
#9249madness
#12217amusement
#14374disturbance
#15612diversion
#23170embarrassment
#23309distraction
#34316amazement
#41108astonishment
#42241mismanagement
#63328forgetfulness
#74750bewilderment
#75377inattention
#77127perplexity
#96482misdirection

How to use distraction in a sentence?

  1. Jean de la Bruyere:

    Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several--from foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy.

  2. Kurt Volker:

    Today, I informed ASU President Crow and Mrs. McCain that I believe the recent media focus on my work as the U.S. special representative for Ukraine negotiations risks becoming a distraction from the accomplishments and continued growth of the Institute, and therefore, I am stepping down as executive director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, i know the Institute is well equipped with a first rate team of staff and trustees to continue its progress in the future.

  3. Brad Williams:

    We really want our restaurant to provide a sense of community for our customers, where family and friends can come together and share quality time with one another, but as we all know, technology increasingly demands more of our time and can be a big distraction, even while we’re eating. This got me thinking about what we could do to reduce this distraction during meals.

  4. Liam Fox:

    I think it's always easier to just give an explanation, but the key thing then is how you get on to the issues; what we can't have is it being a distraction from explanations about wider polices and where we go to and when.

  5. Justin Amash:

    I have the highest regard for them and they're my close friends, i didn't want to be a further distraction for House Freedom Caucus.

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