haunted

[ hawn-tid, hahn- ]
/ ˈhɔn tɪd, ˈhɑn- /

adjective

inhabited or frequented by ghosts: a haunted castle.
preoccupied, as with an emotion, memory, or idea; obsessed: His haunted imagination gave him no peace.
disturbed; distressed; worried: Haunted by doubt he again turned to law books on the subject.

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Origin of haunted

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at haunt, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM haunted

un·haunt·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for haunted

haunted
/ (ˈhɔːntɪd) /

adjective

frequented or visited by ghosts
(postpositive) obsessed or worried
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