What does preoccupied mean?

Definitions for preoccupiedpriˈɒk yəˌpaɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word preoccupied.

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"


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preoccupied in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preoccupied in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Christian Strenger:

    The top brass at VW group and Audi are so preoccupied with the diesel issue that the company's management is lastingly distracted.

  2. Marianne Williamson:

    Fill your mind with the meaningless stimuli of a world preoccupied with meaningless things, and it will not be easy to feel peace in your heart.

  3. Abel Abate Demissie:

    The country was preoccupied with fulfilling its basic needs in the past. Now it has become ambitious and is undertaking massive infrastructure projects by itself.

  4. Lee Buchheit:

    Countries sometimes do become preoccupied with their internal political issues and they don't get around dealing with external debt problem until it becomes messy.

  5. Shyam Saran:

    No one man is in charge. It’s a negotiating team, sometimes the India team does get preoccupied by having to fend off all these attacks, but they will not buckle under finger pointing from a small group of Western countries.

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