Examples of possessed in a Sentence
a horror movie about a possessed child
remarkably poised and possessed in the midst of all the turmoil
Recent Examples of possessed from the Web
But without the frightening, possessed animal band at Chuck E. Cheese, what there be to do there besides watch parents drink and fight each other?
The innocents soon become the target of a possessed doll.
A possessed criminal, a determined police force and the beginning of a pivotal new use for psychiatry.
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First Known Use of possessed
Synonymscollected, composed, cool, coolheaded, equal, level, limpid, peaceful, placid, calm, recollected, sedate, self-composed, self-possessed, serene, smooth, together, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbed, unruffled, unshaken, untroubled, unworried
Antonymsagitated, discomposed, disturbed, flustered, perturbed, unglued, unhinged, unstrung, upset
Related Wordseven, even-keeled, steady, well-adjusted, well-balanced; imperturbable, nerveless, unflappable, unshakable; centered, disciplined, equable, self-contained, self-controlled; affable, breezy, devil-may-care, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, laid-back, loosey-goosey, mellow; carefree, nonchalant, unconcerned; assured, confident, self-assured; aloof, detached, dispassionate, indifferent; bovine, impassive, phlegmatic, sober, stolid; relaxed, relieved, tranquilized (also tranquillized)
Near Antonymsanxious, bothered, distressed, uneasy, unquiet, unsettled, worried; jittery, jumpy, nervous, restless, skittish, tense; high-strung, unstable, uptight
POSSESSED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of possessed for English Language Learners
: controlled by a usually evil spirit
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