distraught distraught  /dɪs ˈtrɔt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) deeply agitated especially from emotion

Usage(s):

  1. When both Jack and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, a distraught Lowe moved to Paris and free-lanced throughout Europe.
  2. Suddenly, as Rummel appeared, a distraught, dark-haired woman flung herself through the gathering and fell on her knees before him.
  3. Which helps explain why the financially distraught are searching high and low for help.

News

  1. Ex-Kansas lawman found guilty in wife's 2011 death

    KINGMAN, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas lawman was convicted Tuesday in the death of his wife after a trial in which prosecutors contended the husband, distraught over an impending divorce, killed his wife and set fire to the family's home to destroy evidence as their two young sons slept down the hall.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Ex-Kansas lawman found guilty in wife's death

    KINGMAN, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas lawman was convicted Tuesday in the death of his wife after a trial in which prosecutors contended the husband, distraught over an impending divorce, killed his wife and set fire to the family's home to destroy evidence as their two young sons slept down the hall.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Mom says teen driver distraught over fatal pedestrian crash

    The mother of a 16-year-old boy who fatally struck a pedestrian tells Channel 4 Action News her son is distraught and that it was a terrible accident.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Quotes

  1. "I want to take a moment to say how distraught and terribly shaken I am over the news of my dear friend, my dear, dear friend, Ted Kennedy," Byrd said. "Ted, Ted, my dear friend, I love you, and I miss you."
    on May 20, 2008 By: Robert Byrd Source: CBS News

  2. "All of us who were working on this for the last week were pretty distraught," Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart told me.
    on Jul 9, 2009 By: Tom Dart Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. "I'm a huge Simon Jones fan," said Pietersen. "I'm a good mate of his, I've always kept in touch with Simon and I speak to him regularly. I'm probably not as distraught as he is about the operation he had last week but I'm gutted because I...
    on Sep 2, 2008 By: Kevin Pietersen Source: SkySports

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