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Synonyms for absence
ˈæb sənsab·sence

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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. absencenoun

    the state of being absent

    "he was surprised by the absence of any explanation"

    Synonyms:
    absence seizure

    Antonyms:
    presence

  2. absencenoun

    failure to be present

    Synonyms:
    absence seizure

    Antonyms:
    presence

  3. absencenoun

    the time interval during which something or somebody is away

    "he visited during my absence"

    Synonyms:
    absence seizure

    Antonyms:
    presence

  4. absence, absence seizurenoun

    the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy

    Synonyms:
    absence seizure

    Antonyms:
    presence

Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. absencenoun

    Synonyms:
    non-attendance, non-appearance

  2. absencenoun

    Synonyms:
    inattention, abstraction, preoccupation, distraction, revery, musing, brown study, absence of mind

  3. absencenoun

    Synonyms:
    want, deficiency, lack, default

  4. absencenoun

    Synonyms:
    privation, negation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. absencenoun

    Synonyms:
    nonattendance, want, destitution, privation, lack, inattention, absent-mindedness

    Associated words:
    furlough, parole

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. absence

    Synonyms:
    Absence seizure, see there

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How to use absence in a sentence?

  1. Stewart Taylor:

    As an old guy who had some 10 percent coupons mature in our portfolio in the last few years, I am devastated by their absence, the highest coupon treasury we own is a 7.5 percent.

  2. Robert Mueller:

    In general, he conducted an objective investigation and confirmed the absence of any trace and any kind of collusion between Russia and the current administration, which we characterized as nonsense from the get go, we fundamentally do not seek a war with Iran.

  3. Stefan Flasche:

    One scenario is we can indeed reverse the spread as done in China and South Korea, then reach a point to lift the distancing measures, but( we may) have to repeat this cycle for a few times because of an inevitable resurgence of cases in the absence of population immunity. In that scenario, we would see multiple peaks in the upcoming 12 months.

  4. Kevin McCarthy:

    The absence of leadership over the past six years has had horrific consequences all across the globe, and it is getting worse day by day.

  5. Luis Aguilar:

    By allowing corporate insiders to protect themselves from stock declines while retaining the opportunity to benefit from stock price appreciation, hedging transactions could permit individuals to receive incentive compensation, even where the company fails to perform and the stock value drops, in the absence of this proposed disclosure, shareholders may not be aware of the executive officers' and directors' true economic exposure to the company's equity.


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