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synonyms for absentminded

  • distracted
  • forgetful
  • inattentive
  • lost
  • abstracted
  • distrait
  • dreaming
  • faraway
  • oblivious
  • preoccupied
  • unseeing

antonyms for absentminded

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  • alert
  • observant
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How to use absentminded in a sentence

You must know that I am deucedly absentminded, and positively lost without my glass.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
When you turn suddenly absentminded and mysterious I always feel like saying: 'Come back.
THE REEFEDITH WHARTON
They govern the nation, it is true, but they do it in a rather absentminded fashion.
A PREFACE TO POLITICSWALTER LIPPMANN
The young man recovered himself from his absentminded stare in the direction Grace had taken, with a frank laugh.
DR. BREEN'S PRACTICEWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
How did absentminded beggar's concluding testimonial conclude?
ULYSSESJAMES JOYCE
I'm not jealous, I assure you; but the burned child shouldn't grow absentminded.
THE MASQUERADERKATHERINE CECIL THURSTON
He gave her an absentminded squeezing of the hand nearest him by way of answer without lifting his eyes from his book.
THE HEART OF ARETHUSAFRANCIS BARTON FOX
Should have remembered to bring a flashlight, but he was old and absentminded, and there was no one to remind him.
THE CHAPTER ENDSPOUL WILLIAM ANDERSON
This too he seemed to give profound yet (if such a thing may be) absentminded attention.
THE STORY OF LOUIEOLIVER ONIONS
It was with an absentminded nod that he acquiesced in the man's announcement that he might arrange about the boat for him.
THE BLACK BAGLOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
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