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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


Broader (hypernym)amusement, entertainment

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

SamplesConjurers are experts at misdirection.


Broader (hypernym)alteration, revision

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