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Princeton's WordNet

  1. haunting, persistentadjective

    continually recurring to the mind

    "haunting memories"; "the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy

  2. hauntingadjective

    having a deeply disquieting or disturbing effect

    "from two handsome and talented young men to two haunting horrors of disintegration"-Charles Lee

Wiktionary

  1. hauntingnoun

    A particular instance of haunting; a ghostly habitation.

    During the haunting, strange voices were heard and items flew off tables.

Wikipedia

  1. haunting

    The list of reportedly haunted locations throughout the world, that are locations said to be haunted by ghosts or other supernatural beings, including demons. Reports of haunted locations are part of ghostlore, which is a form of folklore.

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  1. haunting

    Haunting is a term used to describe phenomena often attributed to ghosts, spirits, or other supernatural entities that are perceived to inhabit or visit specific locations, typically causing disturbances, apparitions, or unexplained occurrences. These events can incite feelings of fear, intrigue, or fascination. The term is also used metaphorically to describe anything that persistently troubles the mind or is emotionally distressing or difficult to forget.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Haunting

    of Haunt

Editors Contribution

  1. haunting

    paranormal activity: ghost or demons that enter you or your house and haunt you

    the movie is based on a true story and is based on paranormal activity


    Submitted by anonymous on April 3, 2014  

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  1. Nighantu

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of haunting in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of haunting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of haunting in a Sentence

  1. Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn Davis:

    As an African American woman, I can unequivocally attest to the perpetual existence of discriminatory practices that remain a haunting reality for people of color throughout our nation, i am cautiously optimistic that the cries of our America will be heard and acted upon so that once and for all Black lives are valued in the eyes of all police officers.

  2. Leonardo Trasande:

    These chemicals have a rap sheet, and the fact of the matter is that when you look at the entire body of evidence, it provides a haunting pattern of concern.

  3. Charles Lamb:

    A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noon-tide of our prosperity. He is known by his knock.

  4. Chynna Noelle Deese:

    That video shows they were happy, healthy, and well on their way, to possibly getting engaged and all that. They didn't look like they had a concern in the world, they were a team and a unit. It was haunting to see that video, because they looked in great shape. There was nothing wrong.

  5. James Grover Thurber:

    But those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of men, leave behind them something more real and warmly personal than bodily presence, an ineffable and eternal thing. It is everlasting life touching us as something more than a vague, recondite concept. The sound of a great name dies like an echo the splendor of fame fades into nothing but the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette.

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