Definitions for preoccupiedpriˈɒk yəˌpaɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•oc•cu•piedpriˈɒk 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.

Origin of preoccupied:

1835–45

pre•oc′cu•pied`ly-ˌpaɪd li, -ˌpaɪ ɪd-(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bemused, deep in thought(p), lost(p), preoccupied(adj)

    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"

  2. haunted, obsessed, preoccupied, taken up(p)(adj)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. preoccupied(adjective)ˈɒk yəˌpaɪd

    thinking about sth else, and not paying attention

    You were preoccupied with the taxes, and I didn't want to bother you.

Wiktionary

  1. preoccupied(Adjective)

    Concerned with something else; distracted; giving one's attention elsewhere.

    I was preoccupied with a deadline at work, and I forgot his birthday.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preoccupied

    of Preoccupy

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