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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

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How to use absent in a sentence?

  1. Matt Lewis:

    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?

  2. Jason Zinoman:

    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.

  3. Ivana Trump:

    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.

  4. Bernardine Evaristo:

    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.

  5. Vaile Wright:

    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.

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