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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]


Having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something


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


concerned (feeling or showing worry or solicitude)

Sense 2haunted [BACK TO TOP]


Showing emotional affliction or disquiet

Context example:

her expression became progressively more haunted


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

Sense 3haunted [BACK TO TOP]


Inhabited by or as if by apparitions

Context example:

a haunted house


inhabited (having inhabitants; lived in)

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