College educated sadness. A more intellectual version of being bummed and a more complicated, multicolored example of losing perspective and becoming out of control.

People in Biloxi lose their minds.
Folks in Manhattan appear to be distraught.

Dis*traught" (?), p. p. & a. [OE. distract, distrauht. See Distract, a.]


Torn asunder; separated.

[Obs.] "His greedy throat . . . distraught."



Distracted; perplexed.

"Distraught twixt fear and pity."


As if thou wert distraught and mad with terror. Shak.

To doubt betwixt our senses and our souls Which are the most distraught and full of pain. Mrs. Browning.


© Webster 1913.

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