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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-suh n-tee]
    • /ˌæb sənˈti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-suh n-tee]
    • /ˌæb sənˈti/

Definitions of absentees word

  • noun absentees a person who is absent, especially from work or school. 1
  • noun absentees a person who absents himself or herself, as a landowner who does not live on certain property owned or a voter who is permitted to cast a ballot by mail. 1
  • noun absentees A person who is expected or required to be present at a place or event but is not. 1
  • noun absentees plural of absentee. 0

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Origin of absentees

First appearance:

before 1530
One of the 29% oldest English words
First recorded in 1530-40; absent + -ee

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Absentees


absentees popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

absentees usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for absentees

noun absentees

  • truant — a student who stays away from school without permission.
  • absentee — An absentee is a person who is expected to be in a particular place but who is not there.
  • quitter — a person who quits or gives up easily, especially in the face of some difficulty, danger, etc.
  • bolter — an outsider in a contest or race

Antonyms for absentees

noun absentees

  • attendees — a person who is present at a specific time or place: a conference with thousands of attendees.

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