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HAUNTED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does haunted mean? 

HAUNTED (adjective)
  The adjective HAUNTED has 3 senses:

1. having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something
2. showing emotional affliction or disquiet
3. inhabited by or as if by apparitions

  Familiarity information: HAUNTED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HAUNTED (adjective)


Sense 1haunted [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something

Synonyms:

haunted; obsessed; taken up; preoccupied

Context examples:

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

Similar:

concerned (feeling or showing worry or solicitude)


Sense 2haunted [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing emotional affliction or disquiet

Context example:

her expression became progressively more haunted

Similar:

troubled (characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need)


Sense 3haunted [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inhabited by or as if by apparitions

Context example:

a haunted house

Similar:

inhabited (having inhabitants; lived in)


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