Last modified on 14 April 2013, at 00:34

distré

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French distrait, past participle of distraire ("distract"), from Latin distrahere, dis- "away" and trahere "to draw". Cognate with Swedish disträ and akin to English distract.

AdjectiveEdit

distré

  1. Absent-minded, distrait
    Fyren var så distré at det tok ham tjue minutter å finne utgangen = the guy was so absent-minded it took him twenty minutes to find the exit
    Distré som hun var, glemte hun paraplyen = absent-minded as she was, she forgot her umbrella

AdverbEdit

distré

  1. Absent-mindedly, distractedly
    Distré leste hun den samme siden gang på gang = absent-mindedly she read the same page again and again

Usage notesEdit

The word is written with an accent to signify accent aigu (´), meaning its pronunciation is similar to its French origin, distrait. Note that the word is not conjugated or inflected in any way.

SynonymsEdit

fjern, tankeløs, åndsfraværende