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Another word for absent-minded

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Adjective
  1. So lost in thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings

Another word for absent-minded

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