What is preoccupied?

  • (adj): Having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something.
    Example: "Got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children"
    Synonyms: haunted, obsessed, taken up
    See also — Additional definitions below

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1908 In Paleontology - Dinosaurs - Newly Named Dinosaurs
... Authors Notes Images Ankylosaurus Valid taxon Barnum Brown "Gigantosaurus" Preoccupied Eberhard Fraas Preoccupied by Harry Govier Seeley, 1869 ... Friedrich von Huene "Pachysaurus" Preoccupied Friedrich von Huene Preoccupied by Fitzinger, 1843 renamed Pachysauriscus "Scaphonyx" Misidentification ...
1905 In Paleontology - Dinosaurs - Newly Named Dinosaurs
... May have been a misidentified marine reptile "Diceratops" Preoccupied Lull vide Hatcher Has been considered a member of Triceratops, but recent work has indicated it deserved its own genus ... In 2008 it was renamed Diceratus because Diceratops was preoccupied by a hymenopteran insect Foerster, 1868 "Dynamosaurus" Junior synonym Henry Fairfield Osborn Same as Tyrannosaurus, this name was ...
1865 In Paleontology - Dinosaurs - New Taxa
... proterosuchian archosaur Coelosaurus Preoccupied Joseph Leidy Preoccupied by a name erected in an Anonymous paper now known to have been written by Sir Richard Owen in 1854 ... Later renamed Ornithomimus Megadactylus Preoccupied Hitchcock Preoccupied by Fitzinger, 1843 ... Polacanthus Valid Sir Richard Owen vide Anonymous Tomodon Preoccupied Joseph Leidy Preoccupied by Dumeril 1853 ...
Attachment In Adults - Attachment Styles - Insecure Attachment - Anxious–preoccupied Attachment
... People who are anxious or preoccupied with attachment tend to agree with the following statements "I want to be completely emotionally intimate with others ... attached people, people who are anxious or preoccupied with attachment tend to have less positive views about themselves ... People who are anxious or preoccupied with attachment may exhibit high levels of emotional expressiveness, worry, and impulsiveness in their relationships ...
List Of Mosasaurs - Mosasaur Genera
... synonym N/A Junior synonym of Prognathodon Brachysaurus Williston 1897 Preoccupied N/A Preoccupied by a junior synonym of an iguanian lizard genus, Stenocercus referred to. 1870 when Marsh thought the name was preoccupied by a fish Halosaurus ... synonym of Platecarpus Holosaurus Marsh 1880 Preoccupied Referred to Platecarpus Hydrosaurus Kornhuber 1873 Preoccupied Preoccupied by an agamid lizard renamed Pontosaurus Igdamanosaurus Zdansky 1935 Valid ...

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    Not everyone knows how to be silent or to leave in good time. It happens that even people of good breeding fail to notice that their presence provokes in the weary or preoccupied host a feeling akin to hatred, and that this feeling is tensely concealed and covered up with lies.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Consider any individual at any period of his life, and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh plans to increase his comfort. Do not talk to him about the interests and rights of the human race; that little private business of his for the moment absorbs all his thoughts, and he hopes that public disturbances can be put off to some other time.
    Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)

    One might imagine that a movement which is so preoccupied with the fulfillment of human potential would have a measure of respect for those who nourish its source. But politics make strange bedfellows, and liberated women have elected to become part of a long tradition of hostility to mothers.
    Elaine Heffner (20th century)