Definition of distraction:
- A diversity of direction; detachment.
- Agitation from violent emotions; perturbation of mind; despair.
- Confusion of affairs; tumult; disorder; as, political distractions.
- Derangement of the mind; madness.
- State in which the attention is called in different ways; confusion; perplexity.
- That which diverts attention; a diversion.
- The act of distracting; a drawing apart; separation.
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- amusement (part of speech: noun)
inattention (part of speech: noun)
- lack of interest,
- "The Youth of Goethe", Peter Hume Brown.
- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- "First Person Paramount", Ambrose Pratt.