absent-minded


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ab·sent-mind·ed

(ăb′sənt-mīn′dĭd)
adj.
Deep in thought and heedless of present circumstances or activities; preoccupied.

ab′sent-mind′ed·ly adv.
ab′sent-mind′ed·ness n.

absent-minded

adj
preoccupied; forgetful; inattentive
ˌabsent-ˈmindedly adv
ˌabsent-ˈmindedness n

ab′sent-mind′ed

or ab′sent•mind′ed,



adj.
preoccupied with one's thoughts so as to be unaware or forgetful of other matters.
[1850–55]
ab′sent-mind′ed•ly, adv.
ab′sent-mind′ed•ness, n.
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absent-minded

adjective forgetful, absorbed, abstracted, vague, absent, distracted, unaware, musing, preoccupied, careless, bemused, oblivious, dreamy, faraway, engrossed, unthinking, neglectful, heedless, inattentive, unmindful, unheeding, apt to forget, in a brown study, ditzy or ditsy (slang) In his later life he became even more absent-minded.
alert, awake, wary, on the ball, vigilant, quick, perceptive, observant, wide-awake, on your toes

absent-minded

adjective
So lost in thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings:
Idiom: a million miles away.
Translations

absent-minded

[ˈæbsəntˈmaɪndɪd] ADJ (momentarily) → distraído, ausente; (habitually) → despistado, distraído
an absent-minded professorun profesor despistado or distraído

absent-minded

adj (= lost in thought)geistesabwesend; (= habitually forgetful)zerstreut

absent-minded

[ˌæbsntˈmaɪndɪd] adjdistratto/a

absent

(ˈӕbsənt) adjective
not present. Johnny was absent from school with a cold.
(əbˈsent) verb
to keep (oneself) away. He absented himself from the meeting.
ˈabsence noun
1. the condition of not being present. His absence was noticed.
2. a time during which a person etc is not present. After an absence of five years he returned home.
ˌabsenˈtee noun
a person who is not present, especially frequently (eg at work, school etc).
ˌabsenˈteeism noun
being often absent from work etc without good reason. Absenteeism is a problem in some industries.
ˌabsent-ˈminded adjective
not noticing what is going on around one because one is thinking deeply. an absent-minded professor.
ˌabsentˈmindedly adverb
ˌabsent-ˈmindedness noun

absent-minded

شاَرِدُ الذِّهْن roztržitý åndsfraværende geistesabwesend αφηρημένος distraído hajamielinen étourdi odsutan duhom distratto ぼんやりした 멍한 verstrooid distré roztargniony distraído рассеянный tankspridd ใจลอย dalgın chểnh mảng 心不在焉

absent-minded

adj distraído, despistado
References in classic literature ?
For nowadays, the whale-fishery furnishes an asylum for many romantic, melancholy, and absent-minded young men, disgusted with the carking cares of earth, and seeking sentiment in tar and blubber.
So your grave, middle-aged family practitioner vanishes into thin air, my dear Watson, and there emerges a young fellow under thirty, amiable, unambitious, absent-minded, and the possessor of a favourite dog, which I should describe roughly as being larger than a terrier and smaller than a mastiff.
It is my experience that it is only an amiable man in this world who receives testimonials, only an unambitious one who abandons a London career for the country, and only an absent-minded one who leaves his stick and not his visiting-card after waiting an hour in your room.
The angles of a Square (and still more those of an equilateral Triangle), being much more pointed than those of a Pentagon, and the lines of inanimate objects (such as houses) being dimmer than the lines of Men and Women, it follows that there is no little danger lest the points of a square or triangular house residence might do serious injury to an inconsiderate or perhaps absent-minded traveller suddenly therefore, running against them: and as early as the eleventh century of our era, triangular houses were universally forbidden by Law, the only exceptions being fortifications, powder-magazines, barracks, and other state buildings, which it is not desirable that the general public should approach without circumspection.
Listen to me, you eternally absent-minded creature," said Moliere.
Sometimes, after coming home thus late in a dark and muggy night, when my feet felt the path which my eyes could not see, dreaming and absent-minded all the way, until I was aroused by having to raise my hand to lift the latch, I have not been able to recall a single step of my walk, and I have thought that perhaps my body would find its way home if its master should forsake it, as the hand finds its way to the mouth without assistance.
The little negro girl who worked Madame Lebrun's sewing-machine was sweeping the galleries with long, absent-minded strokes of the broom.
They was still a minute -- thinking; then the king says, kind of absent-minded like:
Why, Aunt Polly, he was always so good and kind and moony and absent-minded and chuckle-headed and lovable--why, he was just an angel
L'Abbe Fouquet perceived that the poet, absent-minded, as usual, was about to follow the two talkers, and he interposed.
Garth, seeing that her absent-minded husband was putting on again the hat which he had just taken off.
However, December is a busy time and people may be a little more absent-minded because of the amount of things they have to do.