Etymology
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haunting (adj.)

late 14c., present-participle adjective from haunt (v.). Middle English hauntingly meant "frequently" (mid-15c.); sense of "so as to haunt one's thoughts or memory" is from 1859.

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Definitions of haunting

haunting (adj.)
continually recurring to the mind; "the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy;
haunting memories
Synonyms: persistent
haunting (adj.)
having a deeply disquieting or disturbing effect; "from two handsome and talented young men to two haunting horrors of disintegration"-Charles Lee;
From wordnet.princeton.edu