DISTRACTED in sign language

How to sign "distracted" in American Sign Language (ASL)?

Meaning: having the attention diverted.

Usage examples: "distracted by the noisy fight of his small kids".

Meaning: Unable to pay attention to something because one's mind is preoccupied with something else.

Usage examples: "distracted from his work by the urgent errands".

Meaning: Unable to think about or pay attention to something; unable to concentrate. E.g. too much distractions in daily life. Inattentive. (Video courtesy of Wanda Mithaug)

Phrase: distracted driving

Meaning: The act or practice of driving while engaged in other activities (e.g. talking on the phone, texting, looking after children, eating, etc).

These two signs are general standalone, but in reality in sentences, there may be varying ways of signing -- inflecting a verb, different classifiers, a type of activity during driving, and such.



Opposite: ATTENTIVE.

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