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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:

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

How to pronounce absent?

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Veena
Veena
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How to say absent in sign language?

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How to use absent in a sentence?

  1. Marine Gen. John Allen:

    The employment of military force absent a clear policy construct can be a dangerous thing, what the President needs to do is ensure that no one comes away from this with the sense that this was a one-off, single use of military force. He needs to help us all understand what his grand strategy is and what his overarching policy intent is for the employment of force.

  2. Elizabeth Bowen:

    The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. The friend becomes a traitor by breaking, however unwillingly or sadly, out of our own zone: a hard judgment is passed on him, for all the pleas of the heart.

  3. Patrick Meehan:

    I think there is tremendous pressure on an administration, absent some clear indication that this is a hoax, to try and do the prudent thing in the circumstance, there isn’t a lot of time to contemplate it. It has to be made on a moment’s notice.

  4. Jon Jipping:

    Theres never a time when were in a situation where we dont know whats going to happen absent something thats so catastrophic that we cant even predict.

  5. Yanis Varoufakis:

    We outlined to him the main objectives of this government, which is to reform Greece in a way that has never been tried before and with a determination that was always absent, we also stated categorically that the debt-deflationary cycle in which Greece finds itself is detrimental to all efforts to reform Greece.


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