distractedly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

distracted +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

distractedly (comparative more distractedly, superlative most distractedly)

  1. In a distracted manner.
    • 1934, Henry G. Lamond, An Aviary on the Plains, Sydney: Angus and Robertson, page 147:
      [S]he flaps distractedly past us in a splather of muddy spume.