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English noun: distraction

1. distraction (cognition) mental turmoil


SamplesHe drives me to distraction.


Broader (hypernym)confusedness, confusion, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness

2. distraction (cognition) an obstacle to attention


Broader (hypernym)inattention

3. distraction (act) an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations


Synonymsbeguilement


Broader (hypernym)amusement, entertainment

4. distraction (act) the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something


SamplesConjurers are experts at misdirection.


Synonymsmisdirection


Broader (hypernym)alteration, revision









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