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From Middle English, merger of distract (distracted) and straught (distraught), past participle of strecchen (to stretch). Compare also bestraught, extraught, forstraught, etc. More at distract, stretch.

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distraught (comparative more distraught, superlative most distraught)

  1. Deeply hurt, saddened, or worried; distressed.
    His distraught widow cried for days, feeling very alone.

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