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