Synonyms of 'preoccupied'
1 absorbedDictionary, taken up, caught upThey were preoccupied with their own concerns.
They were completely absorbed in each other.
She was silent for a while, lost in thought.
She looked from one intent face to another.
He's really becoming immersed in his work.
He didn't notice because he was too engrossed in his work.
I noticed that everyone was watching me with rapt attention.
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Someone who is absent-minded forgets things or does not pay attention to what they are doing, often because they are thinking about something else.
In his later life he became even more absent-minded.
Someone who is abstracted is thinking so deeply that they are not fully aware of what is happening around them.
The same abstracted look was still on her face.
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Thesaurus for preoccupied from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you are preoccupied , you are thinking a lot about something or someone, and so you hardly notice other things.