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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

How to pronounce absent?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
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. Al Sharpton:

    The reason that we could not deal with local law enforcement and prosecutors is because of the intrinsic relationship between the local police who were involved in those situations and the prosecutors in those counties, someone that is sensitive to that understands why the federal government and Justice Department needs to intervene. ... So there's a sensitivity practice and an experienced practice that people of color could bring in that was totally absent in the last four years.

  2. Kristen Clarke:

    Someone that is sensitive to that understands why the federal government and Justice Department needs to intervene. ... So there's a sensitivity practice and an experienced practice that people of color could bring in that was totally absent in the last four years. i think this is one of the most important decisions that Joe Biden will have to make finding the right attorney general, who can restore a commitment to equal justice under law for all, who can make protection of racial justice and civil rights a top priority. These are incredibly important principles and values of the country needs right now in its next attorney general, so I'm glad that the next administration isn't racing to announce a decision and being really thoughtful and careful in deciding who they put forth for this important position.

  3. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    It is too early to make a judgment on Pimco, less than one year is too early for any investment strategy. But I do think it would behoove them to clarify their investment process absent Bill Gross.

  4. Tim Quinlan:

    Signs of spring remain largely absent in the industrial sector. The challenges of the stronger dollar and drop in energy prices linger.

  5. Cicero:

    The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart mark and avoid him.

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