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Synonyms for absent
ˈæb sənt; æbˈsɛnt, ˈæb sənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absent(adj)

    not being in a specified place

    Synonyms:
    absentminded, wanting, scatty, lacking, abstracted, missing

    Antonyms:
    omnipresent, present, existing, existent, here(p), ever-present, attentive, attendant, naturally occurring, ubiquitous

  2. lacking, absent, missing, wanting(adj)

    nonexistent

    "the thumb is absent"; "her appetite was lacking"

    Synonyms:
    abstracted, scatty, lacking(p), wanting, lacking, wanting(p), absentminded, deficient, missing

    Antonyms:
    omnipresent, here(p), attentive, existing, existent, attendant, ever-present, naturally occurring, ubiquitous, present

  3. absent, absentminded, abstracted, scatty(verb)

    lost in thought; showing preoccupation

    "an absent stare"; "an absentminded professor"; "the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence"

    Synonyms:
    abstracted, wanting, rattlepated, lacking, absentminded, missing, scatty, scatterbrained, rattlebrained

    Antonyms:
    present, ubiquitous, here(p), ever-present, existent, omnipresent, naturally occurring, attendant, existing, attentive

  4. absent, remove(verb)

    go away or leave

    "He absented himself"

    Synonyms:
    move out, take, slay, transfer, dispatch, get rid of, hit, withdraw, take away, remove, take out, bump off, murder, off, polish off

    Antonyms:
    existent, naturally occurring, existing, attentive, here(p), ever-present, omnipresent, attendant, present, ubiquitous

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. absent(a)

    Synonyms:
    not present, gone away, elsewhere, inattentive, thoughtless, listless, preoccupied

    Antonyms:
    present, in this place, here, attentive

  2. absent

    Synonyms:
    keep away, depart, withdraw

    Antonyms:
    be present, stay, remain

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "absent":

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

How to pronounce absent?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say absent in sign language?

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How to use absent in a sentence?

  1. Sextus Propertius:

    Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent.

  2. David Davis:

    This is an opportunity to renew our strong relationships with Commonwealth and Anglosphere countries, these parts of the world are growing faster than Europe. We share history, culture and language. We even share similar legal systems. The usual barriers to trade are largely absent.

  3. Robert Danin:

    Gaffes are the biggest worry for any presidential visit, but, absent that, then the images will dominate more than anything.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    The President has been clear -- absent a substantial fix, absent overcoming the shortcomings, the flaws of the deal -- The President is unlikely to stay in that deal past this May.

  5. Stephane Kougbadi:

    The people manning the stations are absent. It's a real shame and I don't know how we will cope with this.


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