Deficient in a usual or needed amount
So lost in thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings
a million miles away
Felipa nodded, her gaze becoming absent again.
The left side of Howie's head was absent hair and a series of three dark scars were visible.
Breakfast was a quiet meal, with Dulce absent and Señor Medena lost in thought.
Absent these most general distinctions, color was her only detailed observation.