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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-suh n-tee-iz-uh m]
    • /ˌæb sənˈti ɪz əm/
    • /ˌæb.sənˈtiː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-suh n-tee-iz-uh m]
    • /ˌæb sənˈti ɪz əm/

Definitions of absenteeism word

  • uncountable noun absenteeism Absenteeism is the fact or habit of frequently being away from work or school, usually without a good reason. 3
  • noun absenteeism persistent absence from work, school, etc 3
  • noun absenteeism absence from work, school, etc., esp. when deliberate or habitual 3
  • noun absenteeism frequent or habitual absence from work, school, etc.: rising absenteeism in the industry. 1
  • noun absenteeism the practice of being an absentee landlord. 1
  • noun absenteeism The practice of regularly staying away from work or school without good reason. 1

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Origin of absenteeism

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
First recorded in 1820-30; absentee + -ism

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Parts of speech for Absenteeism


absenteeism popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for absenteeism

noun absenteeism

  • truancy — the act or state of being truant.
  • absence — Someone's absence from a place is the fact that they are not there.
  • defection — the act or an instance of defecting
  • desertion — the act of deserting or abandoning or the state of being deserted or abandoned
  • skipping — to move in a light, springy manner by bounding forward with alternate hops on each foot.

Antonyms for absenteeism

noun absenteeism

  • attendance — Someone's attendance at an event or an institution is the fact that they are present at the event or go regularly to the institution.
  • presence — the state or fact of being present, as with others or in a place.

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