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?
In the era of Facebook Live and smart phones, it’s hard to come to any conclusion other than the fact that police brutality toward African-Americans is a pervasive problem that has been going on for generations. Seriously, absent video proof, how many innocent African-Americans have been beaten or killed over the last hundred years by the police—with little or no media coverage or scrutiny?
First of all, you're already seeing HBO isn't totally absent. You're starting to see a few signs that the other big streaming players are starting to compete, you're starting to see a few comedians not really sign on with Netflix because there are some grumblings with them. Jim Gaffigan is a good recent example of someone who released a special on everywhere but Netflix.
I felt violated, as the love and tenderness, which he normally exhibited towards me, was absent, i referred to this as a 'rape,' but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.
We need to see ourselves reflected in the society we're living in. The fact that I have to draw attention to the fact that we are pretty absent from literature is a real problem because I think a lot of people don't notice that.
We're less likely to be mentally absent from work and more likely to get our assignments or deliverables done on time, we're a better partner when we're in an emotionally good spot. And we're a better caregiver in general.
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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