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 ?
There was a merry party around the table at dinner, though now and then Ned noticed that Tom had an abstracted and preoccupied air.
Carr having finished his coffee one morning, lingered a moment over his perfunctory paternal embraces, with the awkwardness of a preoccupied man endeavoring by the assumption of a lighter interest to veil another abstraction.
There was a unanimous groan at this, and much reproach; after which, in his preoccupied way, he explained.
Sometimes, preoccupied with her work, she sang the refrain very low, very lingeringly; "A long time ago" came out like the saddest cadence of a funeral hymn.
Lorry, and was altogether in an absent and preoccupied state.
Firstly, my mind was too preoccupied to be able to take in the subject clearly.
It's no matter to me whether you go or stay," said that frank lady, searching for something in her pocket, with a preoccupied brow.
Jansenius, who burst into tears at the ceremony of casting earth on the coffin; the boy Arthur, who, preoccupied by the novelty of appearing in a long cloak at the head of a public procession, felt that he was not so sorry as he ought to be when he saw his papa cry; and a cousin who had once asked Henrietta to marry him, and who now, full of tragic reflections, was enjoying his despair intensely.
In other cases, the probability is that the United States will either wholly abstain from the objects preoccupied for local purposes, or will make use of the State officers and State regulations for collecting the additional imposition.
At the present moment Athanase, leaning pensively on his elbow at the breakfast table, was twirling his spoon in his empty cup and contemplating with a preoccupied eye the poor room with its red brick floor, its straw chairs, its painted wooden buffet, its pink and white curtains chequered like a backgammon board, which communicated with the kitchen through a glass door.
After a little rambling talk, the lawyer led up to the subject which so disagreeably preoccupied his mind.
I was preoccupied by the absence of the Captain during our sitting of the day before, and hoping to see him to-day.