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  • as inabsent-mindedness
  • as inreverie
  • as inforgetfulness

synonyms for absentmindedness

  • absorption
  • abstraction
  • distraction
  • dreaminess
  • forgetfulness
  • heedlessness
  • inattention
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How to use absentmindedness in a sentence

Schloesser observes that he never detected the least sign of absentmindedness in Beethoven.
THE LIFE OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, VOLUME III (OF 3)ALEXANDER WHEELOCK THAYER
Dora did not play badly, but an absentmindedness which was commonly observable in her had its effect upon the music.
NEW GRUB STREETGEORGE GISSING
Jeekie rolled his black eyes round the room and in a fit of absentmindedness helped himself to some more whisky.
THE YELLOW GODH. RIDER HAGGARD
They made all sorts of silly remarks about absentmindedness, only exposing their own empty-headedness thereby.
THE MODERN PISTOL AND HOW TO SHOOT ITWALTER WINANS
There are many amusing anecdotes told of his absentmindedness about everything not connected with his art.
A HISTORY OF ART FOR BEGINNERS AND STUDENTSCLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
In blissful absentmindedness Lilly looked past him and his gallant zeal.
THE SONG OF SONGSHERMANN SUDERMANN
I have in my own house, for instance, an example of a great mystery, founded on mere absentmindedness.
SIGHT UNSEENMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
He picked up his hat, that he had thrown on the floor in his absentmindedness, and drawing on his overcoat, made his way thither.
THE FORGED NOTEOSCAR MICHEAUX
Significantly enough this fullblown result is called absentmindedness.
HUMAN NATURE AND CONDUCTJOHN DEWEY
Yet, as if out of a cloud of pure absentmindedness, dropped softly her next remark.
MEMOIRS OF A MIDGETWALTER DE LA MARE
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WORDS RELATED TO ABSENTMINDEDNESS

  • Lethe
  • absentmindedness
  • abstraction
  • amnesia
  • blackout
  • blank
  • blockout
  • carelessness
  • dreaminess
  • fugue
  • heedlessness
  • hypomnesia
  • inattention
  • lapse of memory
  • laxness
  • limbo
  • loss of memory
  • negligence
  • nirvana
  • oblivion
  • obliviousness
  • paramnesia
  • repression
  • short memory
  • suppression
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