Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb engross

2 senses of engross

Sense 1
steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up -- (devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies")
       => concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet -- (direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies")

Sense 2
absorb, engross, engage, occupy -- (consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely")
       => interest -- (excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of)

Antonyms of adj engrossed

2 senses of engrossed

Sense 1
captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped -- (giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought")

INDIRECT (VIA attentive) -> inattentive -- (showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter")

Sense 2
engrossed -- (written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document)

INDIRECT (VIA written) -> spoken -- (uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination; "a spoken message"; "the spoken language"; "a soft-spoken person"; "sharp-spoken")

Similarity of adj engrossed

2 senses of engrossed

Sense 1
captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped -- (giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought")
       => attentive (vs. inattentive) -- ((often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor")

Sense 2
engrossed -- (written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document)
       => written (vs. spoken) -- (set down in writing in any of various ways; "written evidence")

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