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Example sentences containing 'preoccupied'

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He seemed preoccupied with himself and he presented his opinions forcefully. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His evidence is fully compatible with other data and a less preoccupied explanation. Forrest, Ray & Murie, Alan & Williams, Peter Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)You seem a bit preoccupied today. The Sun (2015)With both parents being busy and preoccupied, there were not many family dinners. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the reason they go back is that they've become preoccupied with their thirst. Christianity Today (2000)Their mother seemed anxious and preoccupied, too. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Governments and parents have become increasingly preoccupied in recent decades with measurable academic attainment, forcing schools and teachers to follow suit. Paul Martin MAKING HAPPY PEOPLE (2005)It is not a good thing, or necessary, to become preoccupied by our weight. Munro, Bill Dr. & Munro, Frances Beat Stress (1992)At dinner the night before our interview, the poet from east Belfast seems distant and preoccupied. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

Synonyms of 'preoccupied'

absorbed, taken up, caught up, lost
lost in thought, abstracted, distracted, unaware

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Translations for 'preoccupied'

British English: preoccupied /priːˈɒkjʊˌpaɪd/ ADJECTIVE
If you are preoccupied, you are thinking a lot about something or someone, and so you hardly notice other things.
Try not to become so preoccupied with work that you forget about your family and friends.
  • American English: preoccupied
  • Arabic: مَشْغُولُ البَال
  • Brazilian Portuguese: preocupado
  • Chinese: 全神贯注的
  • Croatian: preokupiran
  • Czech: zamyšlený
  • Danish: fordybet i
  • Dutch: in beslag genomen
  • European Spanish: absorto
  • Finnish: ajatuksiinsa uppoutunut
  • French: préoccupé
  • German: gedankenverloren
  • Greek: συλλογισμένος
  • Italian: preoccupato
  • Japanese: 余念のない
  • Korean: 몰두한
  • Norwegian: åndsfraværende
  • Polish: pochłonięty
  • European Portuguese: preocupado
  • Romanian: preocupat
  • Russian: озабоченный
  • Spanish: absorto
  • Swedish: tankfull
  • Thai: ใจจดใจจ่อ
  • Turkish: kafasını takmış
  • Ukrainian: зайнятий
  • Vietnamese: bận tâm

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