Deficient in a usual or needed amount
So lost in thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings
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.
Store fronts interspersed with vacant lots lined one side of the street while the other remained absent of any buildings except a closed gas station and a dollar store.