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To a considerable degree, all minority groups suffer from the same state of marginality with its haunting consequences of insecurity, conflict, and irritation.
Gordon W. Allport

Meaning of "haunting" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HAUNTING

haunting  [ˈhɔːntɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HAUNTING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Haunting is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES HAUNTING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

haunting

List of reportedly haunted locations

This is a list of reportedly haunted locations throughout the world, that are haunted by ghosts or other supernatural beings, including demons. Reports of haunted locations are part of ghostlore, which is a form of folklore.

Definition of haunting in the English dictionary

The definition of haunting in the dictionary is poignant or persistent. Other definition of haunting is poignantly sentimental; enchantingly or eerily evocative.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HAUNTING


accounting
əˈkaʊntɪŋ
bunting
ˈbʌntɪŋ
consenting
kənˈsɛntɪŋ
counting
ˈkaʊntɪŋ
daunting
ˈdɔːntɪŋ
disappointing
ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ
enchanting
ɪnˈtʃɑːntɪŋ
house-hunting
ˈhaʊshʌntɪŋ
hunting
ˈhʌntɪŋ
mounting
ˈmaʊntɪŋ
painting
ˈpeɪntɪŋ
parenting
ˈpɛərəntɪŋ
planting
ˈplɑːntɪŋ
pointing
ˈpɔɪntɪŋ
printing
ˈprɪntɪŋ
ranting
ˈræntɪŋ
slanting
ˈslɑːntɪŋ
taunting
ˈtɔːntɪŋ
venting
ˈvɛntɪŋ
wanting
ˈwɒntɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HAUNTING

haulier
haulm
haulmy
haun
haunch
haunch bone
haunched
haunt
haunted
haunter
hauntingly
Hauptmann
Hauraki Gulf
hauriant
Hausa
hausen
hausfrau
Haussmann
haussmannise
haussmannize

WORDS THAT END LIKE HAUNTING

acting
anting
business accounting
business-accounting
chanting
cost accounting
dissenting
DNA fingerprinting
eventing
face painting
financial accounting
hinting
management accounting
merchanting
not counting
offset printing
oil painting
panting
rock painting
screen printing
unrelenting

Synonyms and antonyms of haunting in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HAUNTING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «haunting» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of haunting

Translation of «haunting» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HAUNTING

Find out the translation of haunting to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of haunting from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «haunting» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

令人难忘的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

evocador
570 millions of speakers

English

haunting
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भूतिया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المؤرقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

преследующая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

obcecante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গা ছমছমে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

obsédant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

memburu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

eindringlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

心に残る
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

뇌리에서 잊혀지지 않는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngguyu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ám ảnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உயிரோட்டமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सतावणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

unutulmaz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ossessionante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nawiedzenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

переслідуюча
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bântuie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συχνάζοντας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spook
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

haunting
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

haunting
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of haunting

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HAUNTING»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HAUNTING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about haunting

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10 QUOTES WITH «HAUNTING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word haunting.
1
Gordon W. Allport
To a considerable degree, all minority groups suffer from the same state of marginality with its haunting consequences of insecurity, conflict, and irritation.
2
Ben Barnes
I often talk with other actors about that time when you've just finished a job, because I think you do take on the characteristics of some of the characters you play. Sometimes it can be a great thing and sometimes it's a bit haunting because you're not quite sure how to leave it on set. My dad talks about it as being 'de-personalised.'
3
E. F. Benson
Emotionally, I have no picture-book illustrated with memories of my first five years, but externally, I have impressions that possess a haunting vividness comparable only to the texture of dreams, when dreams are tumultuously alive.
4
Daniel Breaker
Classical pianist Awadagin Pratt. I first heard this eccentric and introverted performer when I was living in the Midwest. He was playing Brahms ballades - haunting.
5
Carrie Brownstein
The game Rock Band has been haunting me like a bad ring tone. It gets stuck in my head and momentarily effaces all that I love about music.
6
Wade Davis
It's haunting to realize that half of the languages of the world are teetering on the brink of extinction.
7
Jake Epstein
'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,' if you go through the lyrics, is such a haunting melody, and the words are, for a pop song, pretty deep and dark.
8
Colin Firth
If you don't mind haunting the margins, I think there is more freedom there.
9
Atul Gawande
Cost is the spectre haunting health reform. For many decades, the great flaw in the American health-care system was its unconscionable gaps in coverage.
10
King Hussein I
Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every inch of it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HAUNTING»

Discover the use of haunting in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to haunting and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Haunting of Hill House
The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror.
Shirley Jackson, 2006
2
True Haunting
This is the story of a true haunting.
Edwin F. Becker, 2011
3
Haunting Legacies: Violent Histories and Transgenerational ...
Gabriele Schwab reads these legacies in a number of narratives, primarily through the writing of postwar Germans and the descendents of Holocaust survivors.
Gabriele Schwab, 2013
4
Anatomy of a Haunting: The Nightmare on Baxter Road
"Jon and Carlie Summers soon discover that the cruel and abusive past that haunts their new home is drawing them deep into its dark and demented history, and ultimately, the violent nature of the house, and the evil that possesses it, wins ...
Lee Strong, 2013
5
Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination
'Avery Gordon's stunningly original and provocatively imaginative book explores the connections linking horror, history, and haunting.
Avery Gordon, 1997
6
Haunting the Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy, and the ...
Through intellectual vigor and personal recollection, Haunting the Korean Diaspora explores the repressed history of emotional and physical violence between the United States and Korea and the unexamined reverberations of sexual ...
Grace M. Cho, 2008
7
The Haunting
But it's up to her to chase away the horror lurking inside the old house. Can she find the courage to deal with a noisy ghost who wants vengeance? From the Hardcover edition.
Joan Lowery Nixon, 2007
8
The Haunting of Hillside School
When a girl's face appears and then disappears outside their school's window, the cousins begin to think the school may be haunted.
Kristiana Gregory, 2008
9
Haunting Violations: Feminist Criticism and the Crisis of ...
Feminist critics place a premium on the "real" stories told by the victimized and the oppressed. Haunting Violations offers a corrective to such uncritical acceptance of the "real" in confessional, testimonial, and ethnographic narratives.
Wendy Hesford, Wendy Kozol, 2000
10
Street Haunting
Penguin first published Woolf in 1938, and this collection of essays and short stories reveals to the full the poignant eloquence of this uniquely brilliant Modernist writer.
Virginia Woolf, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HAUNTING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term haunting is used in the context of the following news items.
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When Netanyahu Heard About Obama's Iran Nuke Deal He Had 6 …
“An historic mistake for the world” — that's how Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described in six haunting words the Iran nuclear ... «Western Journalism, Jul 15»
2
Procedurally-generated moths are wonderfully haunting, plausible
Procedurally-generated moths are wonderfully haunting, plausible. By Leigh Alexander at 2:46 am Tue, Jul 14, 2015 ... «Boing Boing, Jul 15»
3
Lana Del Rey's New Single "Honeymoon" is Her Most Haunting Yet
In patent Lana Del Rey form, the iconic pop vixen has released what might be her most emotionally-charged single yet. "Honeymoon," the title ... «Zimbio, Jul 15»
4
Year Walk Game Review: A Haunting, Original Journey Through …
Year Walk is a vision quest in video game form, a digital recreation of the nearly forgotten Swedish tradition of Årsgång. Created by indie studio ... «Game Rant, Jul 15»
5
Fear The Walking Dead: haunting lyrics in trailer
The lyrics for music in The Walking Dead are often chock-full of clues and imagery related to the show. Fear The Walking Dead appears to be ... «Undead Walking, Jul 15»
6
Haunted nights become haunting stories for teen writer
Nightmares haunted Goshen teenager Iris Van Zandt when she was a little girl. The nightmares may have come from seeing horror shows. «Cincinnati.com, Jul 15»
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A humorous haunting at heart of Warner Robins Little Theater's …
Pat Phillips, left, and Whitney Cochran rehearse a scene from "Blithe Spirit" at the Warner Robins Little Theatre last month. JASON VORHEES ... «Macon Telegraph, Jul 15»
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The haunting Harley Quinn anchors the official 'Suicide Squad …
Margot Robbie is haunting in the trailer, which is exactly what I expect from Harley Quinn. Robbie is a beautiful actress, yes, but what I find ... «HitFix, Jul 15»
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Haunting new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center remembers …
Kennedy Space Center has plenty of great exhibits celebrating the joys and wonder of space travel but a new exhibit showcases some of the ... «Orlando Weekly, Jul 15»
10
The towns that time forgot: Haunting images of Italy's abandoned …
Haunting photographs have captured the eerie beauty of Italy's 'ghost towns' from a bygone time - left abandoned by those fleeing conflict and ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»

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