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See definition of absence on Dictionary.com
  • nounstate of not being present
  • nounstate of lacking something needed or usual

synonyms for absence

  • AWOL
  • absenteeism
  • cut
  • hooky
  • nonappearance
  • nonattendance
  • truancy
  • vacancy
  • French leave
  • dearth
  • deficiency
  • drought
  • lack
  • omission
  • inadequacy
  • insufficiency
  • need
  • privation
  • unavailability
  • void
  • want

antonyms for absence

MOST RELEVANT
  • abundance
  • enough
  • existence
  • plenty
  • presence
  • abundance
  • enough
  • excess
  • plenty
  • sufficiency
  • existence
  • presence
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How to use absence in a sentence

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.
KOBE BRYANT PUNCHED A TEAMMATE OVER $100, AND IT WASN’T SHAQJEFF PEARLMANSEPTEMBER 25, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Steadman shared emails that hint at concern sweeping through CSL as employee absences shuttered entire centers.
FOREIGN MASKS, FEAR AND A FAKE CERTIFICATION: STAFF AT CSL PLASMA SAY CONDITIONS AT DONATION CENTERS AREN’T SAFEBY J. DAVID MCSWANESEPTEMBER 21, 2020PROPUBLICA
At best, the absence of DEI metrics will damper efforts to achieve the ideals of stakeholder capitalism.
COMPANIES MUST COMMIT TO EQUAL PAY TO MAKE STAKEHOLDER CAPITALISM WORKMATTHEWHEIMERSEPTEMBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
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.
POORLY PROTECTED POSTAL WORKERS ARE CATCHING COVID-19 BY THE THOUSANDS. IT’S ONE MORE THREAT TO VOTING BY MAIL.BY MARYAM JAMEEL AND RYAN MCCARTHYSEPTEMBER 18, 2020PROPUBLICA
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.
‘AN UNPRECEDENTED PERIOD OF DARWINIAN EXPERIMENTATION’: AS SPORTS RETURN, TWITTER EYES AD BOOSTSEB JOSEPHSEPTEMBER 18, 2020DIGIDAY
Much was written about the absence of center back Aymeric Laporte from City’s defense last season, as well as City’s inability to replace former captain Vincent Kompany.
WILL LIVERPOOL RUN AWAY WITH THE PREMIER LEAGUE AGAIN, OR CAN MANCHESTER CITY TAKE THE TITLE BACK?TERRENCE DOYLESEPTEMBER 10, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
That’s a species whose presence or absence can alter an ecosystem dramatically through its impacts on other living things.
BUSY BEAVERS MAY BE SPEEDING THAW OF ARCTIC PERMAFROSTKATHIANN KOWALSKIAUGUST 31, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Today, Clarkson is on a monthlong leave of absence without pay, the Department of Law said in response to a records request.
ALASKA’S ATTORNEY GENERAL ON UNPAID LEAVE AFTER SENDING HUNDREDS OF “UNCOMFORTABLE” TEXTS TO A YOUNG COLLEAGUEBY KYLE HOPKINS, ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWSAUGUST 25, 2020PROPUBLICA
In the absence of their huge contribution, the market’s overall return since then would be 30% lower.
THE CHAMP’S BIG COMEBACK: WHY BEATEN-DOWN VALUE STOCKS ARE POISED TO THRIVESHAWN TULLYAUGUST 18, 2020FORTUNE
Indoor malls and department stores have both been challenged for years, but the absence of foot traffic for months due to coronavirus social distancing put their peril in high relief.
HIGH-END FASHION IS FINALLY JOINING THE SHIFT TO DIGITALKAYLEIGH BARBERAUGUST 10, 2020DIGIDAY
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WORDS RELATED TO ABSENCE

  • absence
  • defection
  • desertion
  • skipping
  • truancy
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