adj.VERBS▪ appear, be, look, seem▪ become▪ remainADVERB▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc.▪ deeply▪ completely, entirely, totally▪ increasingly▪ overly, too▪
He was too preoccupied to notice.▪ a little, slightly, etc.PREPOSITION▪ by▪
We live in a world preoccupied by sport.▪ with▪
He was too preoccupied with his own problems to worry about hers.
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preoccupied — index oblivious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
preoccupied — *abstracted, absent, absentminded, distraught Analogous words: *intent, engrossed, absorbed: *forgetful, oblivious, unmindful … New Dictionary of Synonyms
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
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
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
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
preoccupied — adj. preoccupied with * * * [prɪ ɒkjʊpaɪd] preoccupied with … Combinatory dictionary
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
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
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