Preoccupation

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Preoccupation Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the act of taking occupancy before someone else does
  • the mental state of being preoccupied by something
  • an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention ,
  • the mental state of being preoccupied by something ,
  • the act of taking occupancy before someone else does

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'Preoccupation' example sentence in quotations


* Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the faults of others. - Kahlil Gibran

* A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past. - Eric Hoffer

* Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults. - Eric Hoffer


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    Body Dysmorphic Disorder.The Mayo Clinic defines body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) as an “excessive preoccupation with a real or imagined defect in one’s own appearance.” The extreme anxiety (and distress) impairs activities of work or school. In addition, BDD can also form part of a generalized anxiety disorder, an eating disorder like anorexia nervosa or buli Read more on this news related to 'Preoccupation'
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