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English definition of “absent-minded”

absent-minded

adjective     /ˌæb.səntˈmaɪn.dɪd/
describes someone who often forgets things or does not pay attention to what is happening near them because they are thinking about other thingsNot paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringForgetting and forgetfulness absent-mindedly     /ˌæb.səntˈmaɪn.dɪd.li/ adverb She absent-mindedly left her umbrella on the bus.Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringForgetting and forgetfulness absent-mindedness     /ˌæb.səntˈmaɪn.dɪd.nəs/ noun [U] Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringForgetting and forgetfulness
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