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Synonyms for preoccupation
priˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃən, ˌpri ɒk-pre·oc·cu·pa·tion

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  1. preoccupationnoun


  2. preoccupationnoun

    the state of being preoccupied or an idea that preoccupies the mind; enthrallment


  3. preoccupationnoun

    the act of occupying something before someone else


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  1. preoccupationnoun

    an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention

    engrossment, preoccupancy, absorption

  2. preoccupation, preoccupancy, absorption, engrossmentnoun

    the mental state of being preoccupied by something

    preoccupancy, assimilation, concentration, engrossment, intentness, absorption, immersion, soaking up

  3. preoccupancy, preoccupationnoun

    the act of taking occupancy before someone else does

    engrossment, preoccupancy, absorption

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  1. moodle

    moodle is to daydream, which is also to stare into space.

    i moodled up a few ideas.

    Submitted by rinat on June 7, 2017  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. preoccupationnoun


  2. preoccupationnoun

    abstraction, inattention, revery, musing, absence, muse, absence of mind, brown study

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  1. Sidney Poitier:

    We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists ... in the loved one, perfection.

  2. Elie Wiesel:

    That is my major preoccupation --memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it.

  3. Daniel Riseman:

    Some of my students take improv classes months prior to their college interviews, this is not intended to make them funnier. Rather, such training allows them to learn to be in the moment more effectively. Interviewers can sense preoccupation. Instead, embrace the moment.


    crime has become the preoccupation of genuises in this technotyrannical twittering society. There are those who will show -a love/hate relationship with the rest of the populus.

  5. Cormac McCarthy:

    Notions of chance and fate are the preoccupation of men engaged in rash undertakings.

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  • preocupaciónSpanish
  • مشروعیتPersian
  • keasyikanIndonesian
  • увлечённость, поглощённость, озабоченность, занятие места раньше другого, занятие места заранееRussian
  • zaokupljenostSerbo-Croatian

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