When you're preoccupied, you're completely focused on whatever it is that you're doing. It's good to be preoccupied when you're driving, as long as you're preoccupied with the road and not with your cell phone.

Have you ever been so preoccupied with another person that you couldn't hear or see anyone else when you were in the same room as them? Well, it sounds like you were in love! You can be preoccupied with a person, a place, or even a hobby, like collecting baseball cards or seashells. Preoccupied can also mean that you are wrapped up in your own thoughts, which is good if you find yourself to be the most amusing person in the world.

Definitions of preoccupied
  1. adjective
    having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something
    “got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children”
    synonyms: haunted, obsessed, taken up
    feeling or showing worry or solicitude
  2. adjective
    deeply absorbed in thought
    “a preoccupied frown”
    synonyms: bemused, deep in thought, lost
    exhibiting or characterized by careful thought
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