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1. Not present; missing: absent friends; absent parents.
2. Not existent; lacking: a country in which morality is absent.
3. Exhibiting or feeling inattentiveness: an absent nod.
tr.v. (ăb-sĕnt′) ab·sent·ed, ab·sent·ing, ab·sents
To keep (oneself) away: They absented themselves from the debate.
Without: "Absent a legislative fix, this is an invitation for years of litigation" (Brian E. O'Neill).
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin absēns, absent-, present participle of abesse, to be away : ab-, away; see ab-1 + esse, to be; see es- in Indo-European roots.]
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in an absent-minded or preoccupied manner; inattentively
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|Adv.||1.||absently - in an absentminded or preoccupied manner; "he read the letter absently"|
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adverb distractedly, dreamily, absent-mindedly, vacantly, blankly, vaguely, unconsciously, bemusedly, abstractedly, emptily, heedlessly, obliviously, inattentively, unheedingly He nodded absently.
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absently[ˈæbsəntlɪ] ADV → distraídamente
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absently[ˈæbsəntli] adv (= distractedly) → distraitementabsent-minded [ˌæbsəntˈmaɪndɪd] adj [person] (= distracted) → distrait(e)
She's a bit absent-minded → Elle est un peu distraite.absent-mindedly [ˌæbsəntˈmaɪndɪdli] adv (= distractedly) → distraitementabsent-mindedness [ˌæbsəntˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] n (= distractedness) → distraction f
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adv → (geistes)abwesend
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absently[ˈæbs/əntlɪ] adv → distrattamente
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