adjective. ['priːˈɑːkjəˌpaɪd'] having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something.
Words that Rhyme with Preoccupied
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
adjective. ['priːˈɑːkjəˌpaɪd'] deeply absorbed in thought.
- deep in thought