AskDefine | Define distraught

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distraught adj : deeply agitated especially from emotion; "distraught with grief" [syn: overwrought]

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

Derived terms


Deeply hurt, saddened, or worried

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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