a. deeply agitated, as from emotional conflict; mad; insane
Her father had recently died and her mother was still distraught from the loss.
Sentence in Classic:
He could distinctly see the distraught yet angry expression on the faces of these two men, who evidently did not realize what they were doing.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I use the word natural, in the sense of its being unaffected; there was something comic in his distraught way, as though it would have been downright ludicrous but for his own perception that it was very near being so.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
His head leaned back so far that it rested against the face of a defunct mantelpiece clock and from this position his distraught eyes stared down at Daisy who was sitting frightened but graceful on the edge of a stiff chair.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Context
Catherine was near distraught: still, she persisted that she must go home, and tried entreaty in her turn, persuading him to subdue his selfish agony.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context