Absent-minded synonyms

ăb'sənt-mīn'dĭd
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Without directed thought or awareness.
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Removed or separated from something else:
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Previously or already occupied
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Being preoccupied with one's thoughts rather than paying attention to reality.
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Unable to remember things well; liable to forget.
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Suffering conflicting emotions; distraught.
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Filled with dreams
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Not attentive; heedless; negligent
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No longer in the possession, care, or control of someone or something:
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Not mindful or attentive; forgetful; heedless; careless
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Not existing; lacking
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Not taking heed; careless; unmindful
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(Archaic) Lacking all memory; forgetful.
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Absent-minded; inattentive
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Not noticing; paying no heed; thoughtless; inattentive.
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Marked by or resulting from carelessness; negligent:
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Of a different generation, older or younger
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Distant in time, place, degree, etc.
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That muses; meditative
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Distantly related by blood or marriage:
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Having the qualities of a scatterbrain.
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Empty of thought
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Having empty spaces to be filled in
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Of or characteristic of the moon
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Very eccentric or unconventional
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Distracted, inattentive, dazed, etc.
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Simple past tense and past participle of absorb
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Unstudied or effortless:
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Present participle of dream.
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(Of a document) Finalized, written in large letters.
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(Idiomatic) Daydreaming; thinking about matters other than the present reality.
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(Idiomatic, informal) clueless, inattentive or careless
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Extremely troubled; mentally confused; distracted; harassed
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(Medicine) That causes amnesia.
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Not paying attention
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Synonym Study

  • Inattentive implies a failure to pay attention, emphasizing such behavior as a lack of discipline
  • Distraught connotes agitation along with an inability to concentrate, specifically because of worry, grief, etc.
  • Distrait suggests inability to concentrate, often emphasizing such a condition as a mood
  • Preoccupied implies that the attention cannot be readily turned to something new because of its concern with a present matter
  • Abstracted suggests a withdrawal of the mind from the immediate present and a serious concern with some other subject
  • -MINDED51 absent-minded suggests an aimless wandering of the mind away from the immediate situation, often implying a habitual tendency of this kind the absent-minded professor
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