preoccupation
[prɪˌɒkjʊˈpeɪʃ(ə)n]
NOUN
pre-occupation (noun)
  1. the state or condition of being preoccupied or engrossed with something.
    "his preoccupation with politics"
Origin
late 16th century (first used in rhetoric in the sense ‘anticipating and meeting objections beforehand’): from Latin praeoccupatio(n-), from praeoccupare ‘seize beforehand’ ( see preoccupy).
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How to use preoccupation in a sentence?
their main preoccupation is licking and grooming themselves.
their main preoccupation was how to feed their families.
his preoccupation with history is central to his work.
his preoccupation with politics.
How to say preoccupation in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans besorgdheid
Arabic (NOUN)الانشغال, الشغل الشاغل, انشغال, شاغلا, شاغلنا, الشاغل, قلقي, شاغل
Bangla উইকিলিকসে
Bosnian (Latin) preokupacija
Bulgarian (NOUN)занимание
Cantonese (Traditional) 當務之急
Catalan (NOUN)preocupació
Chinese Simplified 当务之急
Chinese Traditional 當務之急
Croatian (NOUN)preokupacija
Czech (NOUN)zaujetí, starostí
Danish (NOUN)optagethed
Dutch (NOUN)preoccupatie
Estonian (NOUN)mure
Fijian tetewaitaki
Filipino pagkahumaling
Finnish (NOUN)huolenaihe
French (NOUN)préoccupation
German (NOUN)Beschäftigung, Voreingenommenheit
Greek (NOUN)ενασχόληση, μέλημα
Haitian Creole preokipasyon
Hebrew העיסוק
Hindi (NOUN)परवा
Hungarian (NOUN)gondja, aggodalmat, érdeklődést
Icelandic forvarnarstarf í
Indonesian (NOUN)keasyikan
Italian (NOUN)preoccupazione
Japanese (NOUN)没頭, 先入観, 関心事
Kiswahili shughuli
Korean (NOUN)근심, 선취, 몰두
Latvian (NOUN)nodarbošanās, rūpes
Lithuanian (NOUN)rūpestis, dalyką
Malagasy hananana
Malay (Latin) mendalam
Norwegian Bokmål opptatthet
Persian اشتغال ذهنی
Polish (NOUN)troski
Portuguese (NOUN)preocupação
Querétaro Otomi ra mfembi ja
Romanian (NOUN)preocupare
Russian (NOUN)озабоченность, заботой
Samoan o le taimi
Serbian (Cyrillic) преокупација
Serbian (Latin) preokupacija
Slovak (NOUN)zaujatie, starostí
Slovenian (NOUN)ukvarjala, preokupacija, preobremenjenost, skrb
Spanish (NOUN)preocupación
Swedish (NOUN)upptagenhet, angelägenhet
Tahitian no te manaonaoraa
Tamil முன்னீடுபாடு
Telugu పూర్వవృత్తి
Thai ความลุ่มหลง
Tongan femo'uekina
Turkish (NOUN)meşgul
Ukrainian (NOUN)стурбованість
Urdu مصروفیت
Welsh ddiddordeb
Yucatec Maya preocupación tumen
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