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

Last modified on 14 April 2013, at 00:34