Synonyms of preoccupation in English:


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1‘in spite of my preoccupation I enjoyed the journey’

pensiveness, concentration, engrossment, absorption, self-absorption, musing, thinking, thinking of other things, deep thought, brown study, brooding
abstraction, absent-mindedness, absence of mind, distraction, forgetfulness, inattentiveness, wool-gathering, inadvertence, heedlessness, dream, reverie, daydreaming, oblivion, obliviousness

2‘their main preoccupation is providing winter feed for their cattle’

obsession, concern, fixation
fascination, passion, enthusiasm, hobby horse, pet subject, compulsion, fetish, complex, neurosis, mania
idée fixe
informal bee in one's bonnet, hang-up, thing, bug