absentminded


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Adj.1.absentminded - lost in thought; showing preoccupation; "an absent stare"; "an absentminded professor"; "the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence"
inattentive - showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"
Translations

absentminded

a. distraído-a; absorto-a.
References in classic literature ?
He remembered that at such times he had been particularly absentminded, and could not discriminate between objects and persons unless he concentrated special attention upon them.
Polly was unconsciously showing him what it was, and making child-love so sweet, that he felt he could not do without it any more, yet did n't quite know how to win the confidence of the children, who had always found him busy, indifferent, and absentminded.
Put up wet paint signs and obstacles to remind the absentminded to avoid freshly painted areas.
Public distrust of health care might rest in part at the feet of some absentminded members of that profession.
Absentminded Rhodri Morgan forgot to pack his shoes for the Labour Party's Brighton conference - but the black loafers soon turned up.
Making memorable appearances are an absentminded surgeonfish, a hammerhead and a great white shark, voiced by Barry 'Edna Everage' Humphries.
As I recall, Cink got his absentminded skipper in a headlock and chucked him into the nearest water hazard before making a terrible pun involving "Cink" and "sink".
But an absentminded 8% of people admitted they had found forgotten savings in a deposit account, bond or ISA which they took out as an adult, according to Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.