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Synonyms for absentˈæb sənt; æbˈsɛnt, ˈæb sənt

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. absent

    As regards mental action, absorbed, abstracted, and preoccupied refer to the cause, absent or absent-minded to the effect. The man absorbed in one thing will appear absent in others. A preoccupied person may seem listless and thoughtless, but the really listless and thoughtless have not mental energy to be preoccupied. The absent-minded man is oblivious of ordinary matters, because his thoughts are elsewhere. One who is preoccupied is intensely busy in thought; one may be absent-minded either through intense concentration or simply through inattention, with fitful and aimless wandering of thought. Compare ABSTRACT.

    Synonyms:
    absent-minded, absorbed, abstracted, heedless, inattentive, indifferent, listless, negligent, oblivious, preoccupied, thoughtless

    Antonyms:
    alert, attentive, on hand, prompt, ready, thoughtful, wide-awake

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. absent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    away, gone, not present

  2. absent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    abstracted, preoccupied, inattentive, dreaming, musing, lost, napping, absent-minded, in a brown study

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List of paraphrases:

absentee, non-existent, absence, missing, no-shows, regrets, nonexistent, lack


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