preoccupation


preoccupation
noun
ADJECTIVE
current, present, recent
central, chief, main, major

Their chief preoccupation was how to feed their families.

intense
constant, continuing
lifelong

his lifelong preoccupation with Chinese art forms

growing
excessive, obsessive, unhealthy

our society's unhealthy preoccupation with women's bodies

PREPOSITION
preoccupation for

By now this had become a major preoccupation for him.

preoccupation with

his growing preoccupation with death


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  • préoccupation — [ preɔkypasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1486; lat. præoccupatio→ préoccuper 1 ♦ Souci, inquiétude qui occupe l esprit. ⇒ 1. souci. Leur préoccupation majeure. Des préoccupations d avenir. Avoir de graves préoccupations. « La comtesse de Champcenais avait des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • preoccupation — Preoccupation. s. f. v. Prevention d esprit. Juger sans preoccupation. quand il y a de la preoccupation, on ne juge pas bien des choses. libre de toute preoccupation …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Preoccupation — Pre*oc cu*pa tion, n. [L. praeoccupatio: cf. F. pr[ e]occupation.] 1. The act of preoccupying, or taking possession of beforehand; the state of being preoccupied; prepossession. [1913 Webster] 2. Anticipation of objections. [R.] South. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preoccupation — I noun absorbed interest, absorption, abstraction, attentiveness, concentration, daydreaming, deep study, depth of thought, devotion, distraction, dreaminess, engrossment, enthrallment, fascination, fixation, fixed idea, idee fixe, immersion,… …   Law dictionary

  • préoccupation — PRÉOCCUPATION: Est d autant plus vive qu étant profondément absorbé, on reste immobile …   Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • preoccupation — (n.) 1550s, state of occupying beforehand, from L. praeoccupationem (nom. praeoccupatio) a seizing beforehand, anticipation, noun of action from pp. stem of praeoccupare, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + occupare seize (see OCCUPY (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • preoccupation — Preoccupation, Occupatio, Anticipatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • preoccupation — ► NOUN 1) the state of being preoccupied. 2) a matter that preoccupies someone …   English terms dictionary

  • preoccupation — [prē äk΄yo͞o pā′shən, prē äk΄yəpā′shən] n. [L praeoccupatio] 1. a preoccupying or being preoccupied, esp. mentally 2. something, as an idea, which preoccupies one …   English World dictionary

  • préoccupation — (pré o ku pa sion ; en vers, de six syllabes) s. f. 1°   Terme de droit. Action d occuper antérieurement à un autre. •   La préoccupation engendre la propriété, CAPPEAU Comp. des Alpines, p. 140. 2°   État d une personne dont l esprit est tout… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • PRÉOCCUPATION — s. f. Disposition d un esprit tellement occupé d un seul objet, qu il ne peut faire attention à aucun autre. Il est dans une telle préoccupation d esprit, que vous lui parleriez en vain d une autre affaire que de la sienne. S il vous a répondu de …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)


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