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preoccupying

See definition of preoccupying on Dictionary.com
  • as inabsorbing
  • as inengrossing
  • as ingripping

synonyms for preoccupying

  • arresting
  • captivating
  • engrossing
  • enthralling
  • fascinating
  • gripping
  • interesting
  • intriguing
  • riveting
  • spellbinding
  • consuming
  • exciting
  • monopolizing
  • absorbing
  • captivating
  • compelling
  • enthralling
  • exciting
  • fascinating
  • gripping
  • intriguing
  • riveting
  • stimulating
  • consuming
  • controlling
  • monopolizing
  • obsessing
  • provoking
  • all-consuming

antonyms for preoccupying

MOST RELEVANT
  • boring
  • repulsive
  • uninteresting
  • irksome
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How to use preoccupying in a sentence

In a theory preoccupying the human mind he saw something akin to madness.
CHILDREN OF THE MARKET PLACEEDGAR LEE MASTERS
The latter pronounce themselves in favor of dearness, preoccupying themselves solely with the interests of the producer.
SOPHISMS OF THE PROTECTIONISTSFREDERIC BASTIAT
Something was preoccupying the other two minds, and our Sally had not the remotest notion what.
SOMEHOW GOODWILLIAM DE MORGAN
The Pope of Rome has declared that the “preoccupying” problem for active Christianity must now be the industrial problem.
MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE, VOL. 1, NO. 5, OCTOBER 1893VARIOUS
Marianne followed in due course, and appeared in conflict with a preoccupying wrist-button.
IT NEVER CAN HAPPEN AGAINWILLIAM DE MORGAN
In Eve's attitude toward him, he thought he read a girlish jealousy of the object preoccupying the affections of her friend.
A VIRGINIA COUSIN & BAR HARBOR TALESMRS BURTON HARRISON
Through the dense jungle of preoccupying affairs in which I was buried I could see that I was not satisfied.
ALIENSWILLIAM MCFEE
Her present, with all its preoccupying trifles, lay in wrecks about her.
FLINTMAUD WILDER GOODWIN
He refused further commissions, for a great new obsession dominated his whole being, preoccupying every thought.
WHERE THE PATH BREAKSCHARLES DE CRSPIGNY
The positive truth concerning Him, by preoccupying mind and heart, guards beforehand against the most specious teachings.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: COLOSSIANS AND PHILEMONALEXANDER MACLAREN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PREOCCUPYING

  • arresting
  • captivating
  • consuming
  • engrossing
  • enthralling
  • exciting
  • fascinating
  • gripping
  • interesting
  • intriguing
  • monopolizing
  • preoccupying
  • riveting
  • spellbinding
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.