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English definition of “absent-minded”

absent-minded

adjective uk   /ˌæb.səntˈmaɪn.dɪd/ us  
Someone who is absent-minded often forgets things or does not pay attention to what is happening near them because they are thinking about other things.Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringForgetting and forgetfulness
absent-mindedly
adverb uk   /ˌæb.səntˈmaɪn.dɪd.li/ us  
She absent-mindedly left her umbrella on the bus.Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringForgetting and forgetfulness
absent-mindedness
noun [U] uk   /ˌæb.səntˈmaɪn.dɪd.nəs/ us  
Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringForgetting and forgetfulness
(Definition of absent-minded from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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