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