preoccupied


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pre·oc·cu·pied

 (prē-ŏk′yə-pīd′)
adj.
1.
a. Absorbed in thought; engrossed.
b. Excessively concerned with something; distracted.
2. Formerly or already occupied.
3. Already used and therefore unavailable for further use. Used of taxonomic names.

preoccupied

(priːˈɒkjʊˌpaɪd)
adj
1. engrossed or absorbed in something, esp one's own thoughts
2. already or previously occupied
3. (Biology) biology (of a taxonomic name) already used to designate a genus, species, etc

pre•oc•cu•pied

(priˈɒk yəˌpaɪd)

adj.
1. completely engrossed in thought; absorbed.
2. previously occupied; taken; filled.
3. already used as a name, as for a species or genus, and not available as a designation for any other.
[1835–45]
pre•oc′cu•pied`ly (-ˌpaɪd li, -ˌpaɪ ɪd-) adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.preoccupied - deeply absorbed in thoughtpreoccupied - deeply absorbed in thought; "as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class"; "lost in thought"; "a preoccupied frown"
thoughtful - exhibiting or characterized by careful thought; "a thoughtful paper"
2.preoccupied - having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something; "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"
concerned - feeling or showing worry or solicitude; "concerned parents of youthful offenders"; "was concerned about the future"; "we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand"; "greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child"

preoccupied

adjective
1. absorbed, taken up, caught up, lost, intent, wrapped up, immersed, engrossed, rapt They were preoccupied with their own concerns.
2. lost in thought, abstracted, distracted, unaware, oblivious, faraway, absent-minded, heedless, distrait, in a brown study He was too preoccupied to notice what was going on.

preoccupied

adjective
1. Having one's thoughts fully occupied:
2. So lost in thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings:
Idiom: a million miles away.
Translations
zamyšlený
fordybet i
ajatuksiinsa uppoutunut
preokupiran
余念のない
몰두한
tankfull
ใจจดใจจ่อ
bận tâm

preoccupied

[priːˈɒkjʊpaɪd] ADJ (= worried) → preocupado; (= absorbed, distracted) → ensimismado, absorto
he was too preoccupied to noticeestaba demasiado ensimismado or absorto para darse cuenta
to be preoccupied about sthestar preocupado por algo
to be preoccupied with sth: Britain was preoccupied with the war in Francea Gran Bretaña le preocupaba la guerra en Francia
you're too preoccupied with winningestás demasiado obsesionado por ganar

preoccupied

[priˈɒkjʊpaɪd] adjpréoccupé(e)
to be preoccupied with sth → être préoccupé par qch

preoccupied

adj look, tone of voice, smilegedankenverloren; to be preoccupied with somethingnur an etw (acc)denken, sich ganz auf etw (acc)konzentrieren; he has been (looking) rather preoccupied recentlyer sieht in letzter Zeit so aus, als beschäftige ihn etwas; he was too preoccupied to notice herer war zu sehr mit anderen Dingen beschäftigt, um sie zu bemerken

preoccupied

[ˌpriːˈɒkjʊpaɪd] adj (absorbed) → assorto/a

preoccupied

مَشْغُولُ البَال zamyšlený fordybet i gedankenverloren συλλογισμένος absorto ajatuksiinsa uppoutunut préoccupé preokupiran preoccupato 余念のない 몰두한 in beslag genomen åndsfraværende pochłonięty preocupado озабоченный tankfull ใจจดใจจ่อ kafasını takmış bận tâm 全神贯注的

preoccupied

a. preocupado-a, absorto en propios pensamientos.
References in classic literature ?
Montgomery said he would lunch with me, but that Moreau was too preoccupied with some work to come.
That imperturbable personage came and went with his habitual business-like air, while nothing whatever denoted that any unusual matter preoccupied his mind.
I returned to my room, Conseil to his cabin; but the Canadian, with a preoccupied air, followed me.
The most preoccupied of the four friends was certainly D'Artagnan, although he, in his quality of Guardsman, would be much more easily equipped than Messieurs the Musketeers, who were all of high rank; but our Gascon cadet was, as may have been observed, of a provident and almost avaricious character, and with that (explain the contradiction) so vain as almost to rival Porthos.
Scarcely a day passed that did not find Professor Porter straying in his preoccupied indifference toward the jaws of death.
Tell me"--oh, my work preoccupied me, and I was offhand
Everything had an empty air, and everyone whom I met looked careworn and preoccupied, and no wonder, for who would choose to walk abroad at such an early hour, and in such weather?
This was the first time that Clare had ever met her, but he was too preoccupied to observe more than that she was still a handsome woman, in the garb of a respectable widow.
Count Ilya Rostov, hurried and preoccupied, went about in his soft boots between the dining and drawing rooms, hastily greeting the important and unimportant, all of whom he knew, as if they were all equals, while his eyes occasionally sought out his fine well-set-up young son, resting on him and winking joyfully at him.
I know that she is married to my cousin," said Will Ladislaw, sauntering down the hall with a preoccupied air, while his German friend kept at his side and watched him eagerly.
Before she spoke, I had been too dull or too preoccupied to see that it was quite needless to degrade myself by personally communicating with Van Brandt in his prison.
he said, so preoccupied that he received the kiss as passively as some quiet animal might have received it.