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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-suh nt-mahyn-did]
    • /ˈæb səntˈmaɪn dɪd/
    • /ˈæb.sənt.ˈmaɪn.dɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-suh nt-mahyn-did]
    • /ˈæb səntˈmaɪn dɪd/

Definitions of absentminded word

  • adjective absentminded so lost in thought that one does not realize what one is doing, what is happening, etc.; preoccupied to the extent of being unaware of one's immediate surroundings. 1
  • noun absentminded (of a person or a person's behavior or manner) having or showing a habitually forgetful or inattentive disposition. 1
  • adjective absentminded forgetful 1
  • adjective absentminded Alternative form of absent-minded. 0

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Origin of absentminded

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
First recorded in 1850-55

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Parts of speech for Absentminded


absentminded popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 57% 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.

absentminded usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for absentminded

adj absentminded

  • abstracted — Someone who is abstracted is thinking so deeply that they are not fully aware of what is happening around them.
  • distracted — Obsolete. distracted.
  • dreaming — (often initial capital letter) the ancient time of the creation of all things by sacred ancestors, whose spirits continue into the present, as conceived in the mythology of the Australian Aborigines.
  • faraway — distant; remote: faraway lands.
  • oblivious — unmindful; unconscious; unaware (usually followed by of or to): She was oblivious of his admiration.

adjective absentminded

  • inattentive — not attentive; negligent.
  • absent — If someone or something is absent from a place or situation where they should be or where they usually are, they are not there.
  • scatty — scatterbrained.

Antonyms for absentminded

adj absentminded

  • alert — If you are alert, you are paying full attention to things around you and are able to deal with anything that might happen.
  • observant — quick to notice or perceive; alert.

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