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absentminded

[ ab-suhnt-mahyn-did ]SEE DEFINITION OF absentminded

Synonyms for absentminded

  • abstracted
  • daydreaming
  • distracted
  • distrait
  • dreaming
  • faraway
  • oblivious
  • preoccupied
  • unseeing
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Antonyms for absentminded

  • alert
  • observant
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABSENTMINDED

He was, therefore, absentminded, to a degree that made no end of gossip.

How did absentminded beggar's concluding testimonial conclude?

But how will you bear an absentminded man who, if he happens to see you, will kill you?

This too he seemed to give profound yet (if such a thing may be) absentminded attention.

It was with an absentminded nod that he acquiesced in the man's announcement that he might arrange about the boat for him.

He gave her an absentminded squeezing of the hand nearest him by way of answer without lifting his eyes from his book.

Should have remembered to bring a flashlight, but he was old and absentminded, and there was no one to remind him.

The young man recovered himself from his absentminded stare in the direction Grace had taken, with a frank laugh.

WORD ORIGIN

also absent-minded, "preoccupied," 1810, from absent + minded. Related: Absentmindedly; absentmindedness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ABSENTMINDED

inattentive

adjectivenegligent, not paying attention
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