what is difference between haunted and preoccupied
- enPR: hônt, IPA(key): /ˈhɔːntɪd/
- (cot–caught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈhɑntɪd/
- Hyphenation: haunt‧ed
haunted (comparative more haunted, superlative most haunted or hauntedest)
- Of a location, frequented by a ghost or ghosts.
- The hotel was haunted by a disembodied spirit.
- Obsessed (by an idea, threat, etc.).
- a soldier haunted by the memories of combat
- Showing a feeling of being disturbed.
- a haunted expression
- simple past tense and past participle of haunt
- According to local legend, a ghost has haunted the mansion for two hundred years.
- de-haunt, dehaunt, nut head, nut-head, nuthead, undeath, unhated
preoccupied (comparative more preoccupied, superlative most preoccupied)
- Concerned with something else; distracted; giving one’s attention elsewhere.
- I was preoccupied with a deadline at work, and I forgot his birthday.
- (taxonomy, not comparable) Describing a scientific name that was previously used, a junior homonym.
- simple past tense and past participle of preoccupy
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