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HAUNTING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does haunting mean? 

HAUNTING (adjective)
  The adjective HAUNTING has 2 senses:

1. continually recurring to the mind
2. having a deeply disquieting or disturbing effect

  Familiarity information: HAUNTING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HAUNTING (adjective)


Sense 1haunting [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Continually recurring to the mind

Synonyms:

haunting; persistent

Context examples:

haunting memories / the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty

Similar:

unforgettable (impossible to forget)


Sense 2haunting [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a deeply disquieting or disturbing effect

Context example:

from two handsome and talented young men to two haunting horrors of disintegration

Similar:

moving (arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion)


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