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Synonyms for absent
ˈæb sənt; æbˈsɛnt, ˈæb səntab·sent

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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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. absentadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. absentadjective

    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, wantingadjective

    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, scattyverb

    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, removeverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. absentadjective

    Synonyms:
    away, gone, not present

  2. absentadjective

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

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#275665absentminded

How to use absent in a sentence?

  1. Mumin Abdullahi:

    Abdiweli Mohamed, the security head of the civil aviation, and Areys Hashi, who was the funder but absent, were sentenced to life imprisonment by the court, areys Hashi is a member of al Shabaab who funded the operation.

  2. Leonor Rojas:

    I'll buy him some toy to have that day, but I know it's nothing he asked Santa Claus for, Karla Coronado said. For girls there is not much to choose from either. The popular Nerf Rebelle guns are absent from Venezuelan shelves, and the ubiquitous Ever After High dolls or the Equestria Girls are nowhere to be found --- not even in the North Pole. I explained to my daughter that Santa Claus does not have that much money and that probably Nerf Rebelle will only bring her one gift.

  3. 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.

  4. Brigitte Madrian:

    It would be easier if you had some companies get rid of the option and show the employees were better off, absent some more compelling data, it's going to be hard to shift the policy landscape on that front.

  5. Hkay Doingz:

    Being hated is not something new to me My name was once on the noise makers list When I was absent from school


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