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    preoccupied

    preoccupied - Dictionary definition and meaning for word preoccupied

    Definition
    (adj) deeply absorbed in thought
    Synonyms : bemused , deep in thought , lost
    Example Sentence
    • as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class
    • lost in thought
    • a preoccupied frown
    Definition
    (adj) having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something
    Synonyms : haunted , obsessed , taken up
    Example Sentence
    • became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle
    • was absolutely obsessed with the girl
    • got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children
    • he was taken up in worry for the old woman
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