Definition of Haunted

1. Adjective. Having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something. "He was taken up in worry for the old woman"

Exact synonyms: Obsessed, Preoccupied, Taken Up
Similar to: Concerned
Derivative terms: Preoccupancy



2. Adjective. Showing emotional affliction or disquiet. "Her expression became progressively more haunted"
Similar to: Troubled

3. Adjective. Inhabited by or as if by apparitions. "A haunted house"
Similar to: Inhabited

Definition of Haunted

1. a. Inhabited by, or subject to the visits of, apparitions; frequented by a ghost.

Definition of Haunted

1. Adjective. Of a location, frequented by a ghost or ghosts. ¹

2. Adjective. Obsessed (by an idea, threat, etc.). ¹

3. Adjective. Showing a feeling of being disturbed. ¹

4. Verb. (past of haunt) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Haunted

1. haunt [v] - See also: haunt

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haunted

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haums
haunce
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haunched
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haunt
haunted (current term)
haunted houses
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hauriant
haurient
hause

Literary usage of Haunted

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1883)
"E'en silence whispers to the listening ear— T'Ai* house is haunted ! haunted by no'dim memories of old days, No ghostly legends, grim, ..."

2. Poetry for Children by Samuel Eliot (1879)
"THE haunted SPRING. Gayly through the mountain glen The hunter's horn did ring, As the milk-white doe Escaped his bow, Down by the haunted spring. ..."

3. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1875)
"noon the next day the boys arrived at the dead tree; they had come for their tools. Tom was impatient to go to the haunted house; Huck was measurably so, ..."

4. The Roving Editor: Or, Talks with Slaves in the Southern States by James Redpath (1859)
""haunted!" said I; "do people here really believe in ghosts ? ... And this cabin was haunted, you say ?" The cabin referred to stood on a lonely field ..."

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