Definition of focused in English:


(also focussed)


  • Directing a great deal of attention, interest, or activity towards a particular aim.

    ‘Darren knows what he wants and he's very focused’
    ‘he seems to be very focused on the new challenge’
    ‘the need for more focused research’
    • ‘Perhaps we have become too focused on the bottom line.’
    • ‘Now in college, he is taking a very good course - elective, not required - focused on the roots of Western culture.’
    • ‘Mr Darling claims he has always been for focused tax rises.’
    • ‘In nineteenth-century America, racial uplift ideology focused on the civilization of the African Diaspora.’
    • ‘Right now everybody is focused like a laser beam on the economy.’
    • ‘To gain an insight into the role of 4-fucosylation during development, the study focused on tobacco flowers.’
    • ‘In the 1980s, we became the first regionally-based law firm to open a London office, focused on corporate transactions.’
    • ‘Feed mills with a volume of less than 999 tons per year to 9,999 tons focused on beef feed.’
    • ‘I would say yes, focused meditation might add to becoming more of a boulder.’
    • ‘Given his extreme reaction to his testicular examination, my initial thoughts focused on psychogenic pain.’
    • ‘At home, he remains focused on decreasing Brazil's shocking inequality.’
    • ‘All thoughts for the moment, however, are focused on the task in hand.’
    • ‘Design for energy conservation need not depend solely on engineers focused on mechanical solutions.’
    • ‘The first approach is the choice of focused subject material for the story.’
    • ‘We make deliberate, focused - deliberately focused attack.’
    • ‘Section 2 of the instrument primarily focused on anxiety management.’
    • ‘Chertoff today rejected suggestions his Department of Homeland Security was too focused on terrorism to respond effectively to the natural disaster.’
    • ‘Of course, the prime attention is focused on the richer clubs, which are eyeing participation in European tournaments.’
    • ‘Recent antitumor research has been focused on tyrosine kinase growth factor receptors.’
    • ‘The programme is meant to introduce a service-oriented culture focused.’
    concentrated, concentrating, attentive, absorbed, engrossed, fascinated, enthralled, enrapt, rapt, earnest, intense, studious, fixed, steady, steadfast, occupied, preoccupied, wrapped up, alert, watchful, observant
    determined, resolved, firm, committed, single-minded
    inflexible, obsessive, obsessed, fanatical, fixated
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