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"
showing emotional affliction or disquiet
"her expression became progressively more haunted"
inhabited by or as if by apparitions
"a haunted house"
Of a location, frequented by a ghost or ghosts.
Obsessed (by an idea, threat, etc.).
Showing a feeling of being disturbed.
a haunted expression
inhabited by, or subject to the visits of, apparitions; frequented by a ghost
Haunted is a 2005 novel by Chuck Palahniuk. The plot is a frame story for a series of 23 short stories, most preceded by a free verse poem. Each story is followed by a chapter of the main narrative, is told by a character in main narrative, and ties back into the main story in some way. Typical of Palahniuk's work, the dominant motifs in Haunted are sexual deviance, sexual identity, homosexuality, desperation, social distastefulness, disease, murder, death, and existentialism. The synopsis on the dustjacket describes Haunted as a satire of reality television, but according to Palahniuk, the novel is actually about "the battle for credibility" that has resulted from the ease with which one can publish through the use of modern technology. The cover of the 2006 U.S. trade paperback reprint features a glow-in-the-dark image.
The numerical value of Haunted in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Haunted in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of Haunted in a Sentence
I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.
I was haunted by tweets every single day, what is he going to tweet next?
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Thus people haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance. A mass movement offers them unlimited opportunities for both.
I'm so convinced that Pedro Hernandez kidnapped and killed my son, he's a guilty man who's been conscience-stricken due to his deeds and haunted by demons ever since that day.
I am haunted by the hardships, and the deaths. It's something I take very seriously.
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- perturbado, obsesionado, embrujadoSpanish
- kummitus-, ahdistunutFinnish
- obsédé, hantéFrench
- ossessionato, stregata, frequentatoItalian
- о́пседнат, прого́нуванMacedonian
- obcecado, assombrado, perturbadoPortuguese
- обеспоко́енный, обу́яный, одержи́мый, [[с]] [[привидение, часто посещаемыйRussian
- besatt, hemsökt, jagadSwedish
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