haunting


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haunt·ing

 (hôn′tĭng, hŏn′-)
adj.
Continually recurring to the mind; unforgettable: a haunting melody.

haunt′ing·ly adv.

haunting

(ˈhɔːntɪŋ)
adj
1. (of memories) poignant or persistent
2. poignantly sentimental; enchantingly or eerily evocative
ˈhauntingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.haunting - continually recurring to the mind; "haunting memories"; "the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy
unforgettable - impossible to forget
2.haunting - having a deeply disquieting or disturbing effect; "from two handsome and talented young men to two haunting horrors of disintegration"-Charles Lee
moving - arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion; "she laid her case of destitution before him in a very moving letter"- N. Hawthorne

haunting

adjective evocative, poignant, unforgettable, indelible the haunting calls of wild birds
Translations

haunting

[ˈhɔːntɪŋ] ADJ [sight, music] → evocador; [melody] → inolvidable

haunting

[ˈhɔːntɪŋ] adj [sound, image, words] → obsédant(e)

haunting

adj doubtquälend, nagend; tune, visions, poetry, cry, eyeseindringlich; memorylastend; musicschwermütig; these haunting final chordsdiese Schlussakkorde, die einen nicht loslassen

haunting

[ˈhɔːntɪŋ] adj (sight, music) → che non si riesce a togliere dalla mente, ossessionante
References in classic literature ?
After this Amy subsided, till a mania for sketching from nature set her to haunting river, field, and wood, for picturesque studies, and sighing for ruins to copy.
the butt of his friends, the chartered oracle of the barrooms, even in whose wretched vanity there was always the haunting suspicion that he was despised and scorned; he, who had dared so much in speech, and achieved so little in fact
This pestilent wizard (in whom his just punishment seemed to have wrought no manner of amendment) had an inveterate habit of haunting a certain mansion, styled the House of the Seven Gables, against the owner of which he pretended to hold an unsettled claim for ground-rent.
By these means, the circumnavigating Pequod would sweep almost all the known Sperm Whale cruising grounds of the world, previous to descending upon the Line in the Pacific; where Ahab, though everywhere else foiled in his pursuit, firmly counted upon giving battle to Moby Dick, in the sea he was most known to frequent; and at a season when he might most reasonably be presumed to be haunting it.
A very few days of practical experience in this land of high wages had been sufficient to make clear to them the cruel fact that it was also a land of high prices, and that in it the poor man was almost as poor as in any other corner of the earth; and so there vanished in a night all the wonderful dreams of wealth that had been haunting Jurgis.
I cannot divine what it meaneth, This haunting nameless pain: A tale of the bygone ages Keeps brooding through my brain:
To have her haunting the Abbey, and thanking him all day long for his great kindness in marrying Jane?
All day yesterday I was very busy, and very happy in my ceaseless bustle; for I am not, as you seem to think, troubled by any haunting fears about the new sphere, et cetera: I think it a glorious thing to have the hope of living with you, because I love you.
If you knew what my thoughts are; if you knew how hard I have fought against them, and how horribly they have gone on haunting me in the lonely quiet of this house, you would pity and forgive me.
Not that its arrival brought me either; for, then I was worse than ever, and began haunting the coach-office in wood-street, Cheapside, before the coach had left the Blue Boar in our town.
And now this doom is on them: they must wander gaunt and hungry in the shape of wolves, haunting that Ghost Mountain where they once fed, till they are led forth to die at the hands of men.
I had as yet failed to catch any sight of Rosalind; so I sat alone, and so far as I had any thoughts or feelings, beyond a consciousness of heavenly harmony with my surroundings, they were for that haunting unknown face with the violet eyes and the heavy chestnut hair.