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Synonyms for occupied

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. occupied(adj)

    held or filled or in use

    "she keeps her time well occupied"; "the wc is occupied"

    Synonyms:
    tenanted, engaged

    Antonyms:
    spare, idle, uninhabited, relinquished, free, unoccupied

  2. occupied(adj)

    seized and controlled as by military invasion

    "the occupied countries of Europe"

    Synonyms:
    tenanted, engaged

    Antonyms:
    uninhabited, idle, unoccupied, relinquished, spare, free

  3. occupied, tenanted(adj)

    resided in; having tenants

    "not all the occupied (or tenanted) apartments were well kept up"

    Synonyms:
    tenanted, engaged

    Antonyms:
    spare, relinquished, uninhabited, free, unoccupied, idle

  4. engaged, occupied(adj)

    having ones attention or mind or energy engaged

    "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation"

    Synonyms:
    in use(p), intermeshed, set-aside(p), engaged, booked, meshed, busy, tenanted

    Antonyms:
    spare, free, relinquished, idle, unoccupied, uninhabited

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. occupied

    Industrious signifies zealously or habitually applying oneself to any work or business. Busy applies to an activity which may be temporary, industrious to a habit of life. We say a man is busy just now; that is, occupied at the moment with something that takes his full attention. It would be ridiculous or satirical to say, he is industrious just now. But busy can be used in the sense of industrious, as when we say he is a busy man. Diligent indicates also a disposition, which is ordinarily habitual, and suggests more of heartiness and volition than industrious. We say one is a diligent, rather than an industrious, reader of the Bible. In the use of the nouns, we speak of plodding industry, but not of plodding diligence. Compare ACTIVE; INDUSTRY.

    See synonyms for IDLE.

    Synonyms:
    active, assiduous, busy, diligent, employed, engaged, industrious, sedulous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    busy, occupying, occupation, golan, filled, held, israeli-occupied, employed, encumbered, inhabited

How to pronounce occupied?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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How to use occupied in a sentence?

  1. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    Turkey must do more to control its often-porous border, saudi Arabia and the Gulf states joined the air campaign in the early days, but have since been pre-occupied by the conflict in Yemen.

  2. Steve Womack:

    The timing is never right for it, it's either a brand new administration or an upcoming election, or another transformational piece of legislation that has occupied our time.

  3. Jean Asselborn:

    We have to make sure that consumers can distinguish products that come from territories occupied by Israel, we are just applying international rules.

  4. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    The much occupied man has no time for wantonness, and it is an obvious commonplace that the evils of leisure can be shaken off by hard work.

  5. Washington County officials:

    In the flash flooding two occupied vehicles were hit by a large wall of water and debris at the Canyon Street Maxwell Crossing and were carried into the Flood.


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