[ UK /dɪstɹˈɔːt/ ]
[ US /dɪˈstɹɔt/ ]
  1. deeply agitated especially from emotion
    distraught with grief
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How To Use distraught In A Sentence

  • His distraught wife Lesley had to break the devastating news to the children that their dad would not be coming home.
  • He intends to plead not guilty, according to his lawyer, Plato Cacheris, who characterized his client as emotionally distraught.
  • He said floral tributes had been put at the front door to the flat, including one by a girl who seemed quite distraught.
  • Some of the professors at a local university are distraught over the state of affairs here.
  • He also sends his friend Dr. Lefebre, an observant alienist, to check on the emotional well being of the distraught Lucy whose aunts insist she is deranged. A Mortal Curiosity-Ann Granger « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews
  • Plenty of distraught candidates have gone to court accusing the voting machines of miscounting their votes, but to little avail.
  • The mother was distraught - she was being sick. Times, Sunday Times
  • It was when he woke in the night that he realised the extent of his injuries and was distraught. The Sun
  • Anna gave Klaus a beseeching look, but he was studying his hands, his face distraught. DREAMS OF INNOCENCE
  • Your dollar went to help bury a mother and four-year-old son who had no reason to die, " a distraught writer from Illinois wrote.
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