Definition for absence

noun as in state of not being present

noun as in state of lacking something needed or usual

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Example Sentences

He’s had a player turn up with a “please excuse his absence from practice” note from a hotel clerk and wondered whether certain men were performing under the influence.

Steadman shared emails that hint at concern sweeping through CSL as employee absences shuttered entire centers.

At best, the absence of DEI metrics will damper efforts to achieve the ideals of stakeholder capitalism.

From Fortune

High rates of absence could slow ballot delivery in key states, especially if there’s a second wave of the coronavirus, as some epidemiologists predict.

These organizations were able to test Twitter’s ad serving functions and create more branded content in the absence of live sports, particularly around short-form video.

From Digiday

How do you celebrate when happy occasions are colored by loss and absence?

In the absence of cultural shifts, then, new reproductive technology might not matter as much for women as it would for men.

So filmmakers usually resort to a plot device to compensate for this absence.

In the absence of typical classrooms and curriculums, West Africans have opted for alternate methods of learning and education.

Courage, one recalls, is not the absence of fear but the ability to act in the face of it.

A characteristic which distinguished them and which impressed Mrs. Pontellier most forcibly was their entire absence of prudery.

And the absence of paper and so forth, rendering notebooks costly and rare, made a large amount of memorizing necessary.

During his absence his own relations and the chief families in his town became the objects of persecution.

And the countess-dowager fanned herself complacently, and neither she nor Maude cared for the absence of a groomsman.

Mamma has proposed to her—in view of your absence—to come and stay with us, and she does n't seem afraid of the idea.


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to absence, such as: absenteeism, awol, cut, hooky, nonappearance, and nonattendance.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.