1. preoccupied

adjective. ['priːˈɑːkjəˌpaɪd'] having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something.


  • concerned
  • haunted
  • obsessed


  • untroubled
  • inattentive
  • uninvolved
  • uninhabited

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Words that Rhyme with Preoccupied

  • unoccupied

Example sentences of the word preoccupied

1. Verb, past participle
This creates the risk of being hit by a careless or preoccupied driver.

Quotes containing the word preoccupied

1. It's the word 'artful'; it's such a great word, with its dark and its light side, its art and its cunning, the craft and the crafty of it - I've been preoccupied with the word 'artful' and the twin notions of 'cornucopia' and 'pickpocket' it suggests for quite some time.
- Ali Smith

2. Everything with me is either worship and passion or pity and understanding. I hate rarely, though when I hate, I hate murderously. For example now, I hate the bank and everything connected with it. I also hate Dutch paintings, penis-sucking, parties, and cold rainy weather. But I am much more preoccupied with loving.
- Anaïs Nin, Henry and June: From "A Journal of Love"--The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin

3. Scientists are a friendly, atheistic, hard-working, beer-drinking lot whose minds are preoccupied with sex, chess and baseball when they are not preoccupied with science.
- Yann Martel, Life of Pi

2. preoccupied

adjective. ['priːˈɑːkjəˌpaɪd'] deeply absorbed in thought.


  • deep in thought
  • thoughtful
  • lost


  • uncontrolled
  • unperplexed
  • inconsiderate
  • unthoughtfulness