not being in a specified place
lacking, absent, missing, wanting(adj)
"the thumb is absent"; "her appetite was lacking"
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"
go away or leave
"He absented himself"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use absent in a sentence?
Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent.
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.
Gaffes are the biggest worry for any presidential visit, but, absent that, then the images will dominate more than anything.
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.
The people manning the stations are absent. It's a real shame and I don't know how we will cope with this.
Translations for absent
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- адсутны, адсутнічацьBelarusian
- отсъстващ, несъществуващ, отсъствамBulgarian
- absentCatalan, Valencian
- abwesend, fehlen, fernbleibenGerman
- ανύπαρκτος, απών, απουσιάζω, αφηρημένοςGreek
- ausente, ausentarse, distraídoSpanish
- absent, absenterFrench
- բացակա, անջատվածArmenian
- 欠席, いない, 持つ, 無いJapanese
- amens, absens, absumLatin
- ngaro, kaitu, takēMāori
- absen, pergiMalay
- uitgezonderd, afwezig, zonder, weg, vertrekken, behalve, zijn, verwijderen, verstrooidDutch
- de, ausente, inexistente, ausência, na, ausentarPortuguese
- neatent, neprezent, neexistent, absent, inexistentă, inexistent, absentă, distratRomanian
- отсутствующий, отсутствоватьRussian
- lơ đãng, vắng mặtVietnamese
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