Occupied vs. Preoccupied

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  • Occupied (adjective)

    Reserved, engaged.

    "The stall on the left is occupied."

  • Occupied (adjective)

    Busy, unavailable.

    "She is occupied at the moment."

  • Occupied (adjective)

    Subjugated, under the control of a foreign military presence.

    "My father travelled to occupied Japan in December 1945."

  • Occupied (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of occupy

  • Preoccupied (adjective)

    Concerned with something else; distracted; giving one's attention elsewhere.

    "I was preoccupied with a deadline at work, and I forgot his birthday."

  • Preoccupied (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of preoccupy

  • Occupied (adjective)

    (of a building, seat, etc.) being used by someone

    "only the ground floor is fully occupied"

  • Occupied (adjective)

    busy and active

    "tasks which kept her occupied for the day"

  • Occupied (adjective)

    (of a place, especially a country) taken control of by military conquest or settlement

    "the occupied territories"

  • Preoccupied (adjective)

    engrossed in thought; distracted

    "she seemed a bit preoccupied"

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  • Occupied (adjective)

    held or filled or in use;

    "she keeps her time well occupied"

    "the wc is occupied"

  • Occupied (adjective)

    seized and controlled as by military invasion;

    "the occupied countries of Europe"

  • Occupied (adjective)

    resided in; having tenants;

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

  • Occupied (adjective)

    having ones attention or mind or energy engaged;

    "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"

    "deeply engaged in conversation"

  • Preoccupied (adjective)

    deeply absorbed in thought;

    "as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class"

    "lost in thought"

    "a preoccupied frown"

  • Preoccupied (adjective)

    having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something;

    "became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle"

    "was absolutely obsessed with the girl"

    "got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children"

    "he was taken up in worry for the old woman"

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