Definition of haunted in English:



  • 1(of a place) frequented by a ghost.

    ‘a reputedly haunted room in the castle’
    • ‘In the freezing depth of the Polish winter, the town of Oswiecim is a haunted place: colourless, dirty, and economically destitute.’
    • ‘Being an avid ‘ghost’ fanatic, getting the chance to check out one of the most haunted places in the Nation was quite a special treat.’
    • ‘A photograph with an orb is usually one that is taken in an allegedly haunted place.’
    • ‘He chose York: the ‘city of a thousand ghosts’ and, by all accounts, one of the most haunted places in Europe.’
    • ‘It was just a run-down house that should be closed off, not some haunted looking mansion where normally nobody would step foot in.’
    • ‘The Haunted Mansion looked exactly like its name - a haunted place that had seen much death and destruction.’
    • ‘When they entered the sacred, haunted place, Takeshi walked at a slower pace, showing respect for those who were buried there.’
    • ‘Are you brave enough to spend Halloween night in one of the most haunted places in downstate Illinois?’
    • ‘Let's meet our panel as we get into our discussion of the paranormal and the possibility of ghosts and haunted houses.’
    • ‘Perhaps it had been a servants' entrance in sunnier times, but no one could remember when Badenoch had ever been anything but a terrible, haunted place.’
    • ‘The idea invites daredevils to raise sponsorship and spend half an hour on their own in the castle's most haunted room.’
    • ‘Among the items the young people will observe when they go along to the convent hall will be a haunted graveyard, wax museum, a freaky wedding and Frankenstein's lab.’
    • ‘This is the fiction of dark haunted landscapes (in this case a black spruce bog) and twisted unfulfilled love.’
    • ‘Its members offered displays of ‘spirit photography’ and video diaries of vigils in haunted rooms.’
    • ‘As the eldest and smartest student, she bravely stayed in the haunted room in the dormitory and successfully exorcised the evil spirit.’
    • ‘No longer is it the lonely haunted place with alleys and dark doorways ready to hide the criminal and the sleuth.’
    • ‘The site has loads of ghost stories (all said to be true), haunted places that you can visit and ghostly photos.’
    • ‘This journey to the dark side of Alton will include dinner at one of our local restaurants and a full - length ghost tour of haunted sites!’
    • ‘Glamis was reputed to be the most haunted place in Britain, and Elizabeth has heard strange noises ever since she was a child.’
    • ‘His long search had brought him to this haunted city - where ghosts of the past were still not dormant.’
    possessed, cursed, jinxed
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    1. 1.1 Showing signs of mental anguish or torment.
      ‘the hollow cheeks, the haunted eyes’
      • ‘I already knew what he would ask next, so when he shut his eyes briefly, and asked, I knew exactly what to sign back to his haunted gaze.’
      • ‘He had a haunted look in his eyes like that of a mental hospital escapee.’
      • ‘She was losing weight as well, her face taking on a thin, haunted look.’
      • ‘Save for a few healing scrapes and bruising, only the haunted look in his green eyes shows signs of his ordeal.’
      • ‘She and Jonathan share a sexless love that's disturbed when Clare decides she wants sweet, haunted Bobby to be the father of her child.’
      tormented, anguished, troubled, plagued, bedevilled, beleaguered, oppressed, obsessed, tortured, preoccupied, worried, disturbed
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