preoccupied

  • 1 preoccupied — index oblivious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 preoccupied — *abstracted, absent, absentminded, distraught Analogous words: *intent, engrossed, absorbed: *forgetful, oblivious, unmindful …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 preoccupied — [adj] busy; mentally caught up in something absent, absent minded, absorbed, abstracted, airheaded*, asleep*, bemused, bugged*, daydreaming, deep*, distracted, distrait, engaged, engrossed, faraway, fascinated, forgetful, have on the brain*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 preoccupied — [prē äk′yo͞o pīd΄, prē äk′yəpīd΄] adj. 1. previously or already occupied 2. wholly occupied with or absorbed in one s thoughts; engrossed 3. Biol. designating or of a taxonomic name already used and hence no longer available SYN. ABSENT MINDED …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 preoccupied — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem ▪ become ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ extremely …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 6 preoccupied — pre|oc|cu|pied [pri:ˈɔkjupaıd US ˈa:k ] adj thinking about something a lot, with the result that you do not pay attention to other things ▪ What s wrong with Cindy? She seems a little preoccupied. preoccupied with ▪ He s completely preoccupied… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 preoccupied — [[t]priɒ̱kjʊpaɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ with/by n If you are preoccupied, you are thinking a lot about something or someone, and so you hardly notice other things. Tom Banbury was preoccupied with the missing Shepherd child and… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 preoccupied — adj. preoccupied with * * * [prɪ ɒkjʊpaɪd] preoccupied with …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 preoccupied — pre|oc|cu|pied [ pri akjə,paıd ] adjective thinking about something so much or spending so much time doing something that you do not notice other things or cannot think about other things: Martin was too preoccupied with his own life to notice… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 preoccupied — adjective thinking about something a lot, with the result that you do not pay attention to other things: I tried to speak to Bella, but she seemed a little preoccupied. (+ with): Rod s completely preoccupied with all the wedding preparations at… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 preoccupied — adjective 1) officials preoccupied with their careers Syn: obsessed, concerned, absorbed, engrossed, intent, involved, wrapped up 2) she looked preoccupied Syn: lost/deep in thought, in a brown study, pensive, absen …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 preoccupied — adjective 1) he s preoccupied with work Syn: obsessed, fixated, concerned, absorbed, engrossed, involved, wrapped up 2) she looked preoccupied Syn: lost in thought, deep in thought, oblivious …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 13 preoccupied — UK [prɪˈɒkjʊpaɪd] / US [prɪˈɑkjəˌpaɪd] adjective thinking about something so much or spending so much time doing something that you do not notice other things or cannot think about other things While the government was preoccupied with the… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 preoccupied — adjective 1. deeply absorbed in thought (Freq. 1) as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class lost in thought a preoccupied frown • Syn: ↑bemused, ↑deep in thought, ↑lost …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 Preoccupied — Preoccupy Pre*oc cu*py, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Preoccupied} ( p[=i]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Preoccupying}.] [Cf. F. pr[ e]occuper. See {Preoccupate}, {Occupy}.] 1. To take possession of before another; as, to preoccupy a country not before held. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 preoccupied — adjective Concerned with something else; distracted; giving ones attention elsewhere. I was preoccupied with a deadline at work, and I forgot his birthday …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 preoccupied — /priˈɒkjəpaɪd / (say pree okyuhpuyd) adjective 1. completely engrossed in one s own thoughts. 2. Biology already used as a name for some species, genus, etc., and not available as a designation for any other. –phrase 3. preoccupied with, focused… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 preoccupied — adjective Date: 1842 1. previously applied to another group and unavailable for use in a new sense used of a biological generic or specific name 2. a. lost in thought; also absorbed in some preoccupation b. already occupied Synonyms: see… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 preoccupied — preoccupiedly, adv. preoccupiedness, n. /pree ok yeuh puyd /, adj. 1. completely engrossed in thought; absorbed. 2. previously occupied; taken; filled. 3. Biol. already used as a name for some species, genus, etc., and not available as a… …

    Universalium

  • 20 preoccupied — Synonyms and related words: absent, absentminded, absorbed, absorbed in, abstracted, assiduous, bemused, besotted, blind, buried in, buried in thought, castle building, caught up in, constant, contemplating, contemplative, continuing, daydreaming …

    Moby Thesaurus