Definition of preoccupation:
immersion, absorption, amusement, fog, intentness, fetish, bewilderment, unsettling, mixed message, culture shock, perplexity, off-putting, soaking up, confusion, mania, engrossment, diversionary, delirium, diversion, obsession, distracting, assimilation, muddle, disturbance, excite, prepossession, haze, idée fixe, puzzlement, enthrallment, preoccupancy, ambiguity.
inattention (part of speech: noun)
- lack of interest,
thought (part of speech: noun)
- brain work,
And then she narrated to the doctor, whose preoccupation had entirely vanished, first the story of the recurrence, and Fenwick's description of it in full; and then the incident of the Baron at Sonnenberg, but less in detail.- "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
- "Bohemians of the Latin Quarter", Henry Murger.
- "The Emigrant Trail", Geraldine Bonner.