(adjective, verb)


1. having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something

- became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle

Similar word(s): concerned, obsessed, preoccupied

2. showing emotional affliction or disquiet

- her expression became progressively more haunted

Similar word(s): troubled

3. inhabited by or as if by apparitions

- a haunted house

Similar word(s): inhabited

Sentences with haunted as an adjective:

- The hotel was haunted by a disembodied spirit.

- a haunted expression


1. simple past tense and past participle of haunt

- According to local legend, a ghost has haunted the mansion for two hundred years.