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

3 senses of haunt

Sense 1
haunt, stalk -- (follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to; "her ex-boyfriend stalked her"; "the ghost of her mother haunted her")
       => pursue, follow -- (follow in or as if in pursuit; "The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life")

Sense 2
haunt, obsess, ghost -- (haunt like a ghost; pursue; "Fear of illness haunts her")
       => preoccupy -- (engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively; "His work preoccupies him"; "The matter preoccupies her completely--she cannot think of anything else")

Sense 3
frequent, haunt -- (be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place; "She haunts the ballet")
       => travel to, visit -- (go to certain places as for sightseeing; "Did you ever visit Paris?")

Antonyms of adj haunting

2 senses of haunting

Sense 1
haunting, persistent -- (continually recurring to the mind; "haunting memories"; "the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy)

INDIRECT (VIA unforgettable) -> forgettable -- (easily forgotten)

Sense 2
haunting -- (having a deeply disquieting or disturbing effect; "from two handsome and talented young men to two haunting horrors of disintegration"-Charles Lee)

INDIRECT (VIA moving) -> unmoving -- (not arousing emotions)

Similarity of adj haunting

2 senses of haunting

Sense 1
haunting, persistent -- (continually recurring to the mind; "haunting memories"; "the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy)
       => unforgettable (vs. forgettable) -- (impossible to forget)

Sense 2
haunting -- (having a deeply disquieting or disturbing effect; "from two handsome and talented young men to two haunting horrors of disintegration"-Charles Lee)
       => moving (vs. unmoving) -- (arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion; "she laid her case of destitution before him in a very moving letter"- N. Hawthorne)

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