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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-strak-tid]
    • /æbˈstræk tɪd/
    • /æbˈstræk.tɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-strak-tid]
    • /æbˈstræk tɪd/

Definitions of abstracted word

  • adjective abstracted Someone who is abstracted is thinking so deeply that they are not fully aware of what is happening around them. 3
  • adjective abstracted lost in thought; preoccupied 3
  • adjective abstracted taken out or separated; extracted 3
  • adjective abstracted removed or separated (from something) 3
  • adjective abstracted withdrawn in mind; absent-minded 3
  • adjective abstracted thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances: an abstract idea. 1

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Origin of abstracted

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
First recorded in 1605-15; abstract + -ed2

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Parts of speech for Abstracted


abstracted popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% 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 abstracted

adj abstracted

  • withdrawn — past participle of withdraw.
  • absent-minded — Someone who is absent-minded forgets things or does not pay attention to what they are doing, often because they are thinking about something else.
  • inattentive — not attentive; negligent.
  • remote — far apart; far distant in space; situated at some distance away: the remote jungles of Brazil.
  • lost in thought — Being preoccupied with one's thoughts rather than paying attention to reality.

adjective abstracted

  • preoccupied — completely engrossed in thought; absorbed.
  • vague — not clearly or explicitly stated or expressed: vague promises.
  • distant — far off or apart in space; not near at hand; remote or removed (often followed by from): a distant place; a town three miles distant from here.
  • distracted — Obsolete. distracted.
  • separate — to keep apart or divide, as by an intervening barrier or space: to separate two fields by a fence.

Antonyms for abstracted

adjective abstracted

  • alert — If you are alert, you are paying full attention to things around you and are able to deal with anything that might happen.

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