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Definition of Distraction

Distraction

  1. The act of distracting; a drawing apart; separation.
  2. That which diverts attention; a diversion.
  3. A diversity of direction; detachment.
  4. State in which the attention is called in different ways; confusion; perplexity.
  5. Confusion of affairs; tumult; disorder; as, political distractions.
  6. Agitation from violent emotions; perturbation of mind; despair.
  7. Derangement of the mind; madness.

Distraction Quotations

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
Hilaire Belloc

I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction. A husband lives and breathes his work all day long. If he comes home to more table thumping, how can the poor man ever relax?
Jackie Kennedy

When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.
Ramana Maharshi

Critics only make you stronger. You have to look at what they are saying as feedback. Sometimes the feedback helps, and other times, it's just noise that can be a distraction.
Robert Kiyosaki

Teenagers talk about the idea of having each other's 'full attention.' They grew up in a culture of distraction. They remember their parents were on cell phones when they were pushed on swings as toddlers. Now, their parents text at the dinner table and don't look up from their BlackBerry when they come for end-of-school day pickup.
Sherry Turkle
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Distraction Translations

distraction in Afrikaans is ontspanning
distraction in Danish is rekreation
distraction in Dutch is verstrooiing, afleiding
distraction in Italian is diversione
distraction in Norwegian is distraksjon, forvirring