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absent-mindedadjective

 us   /ˈæb·sənt ˈmɑɪn·dɪd/
likely to ​forget things, esp. because you do not give ​yourattention to what is ​happening
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absent-mindedadjective

uk   us   /ˌæb.səntˈmaɪn.dɪd/
Someone who is absent-minded often ​forgets things or does not ​payattention to what is ​happening near them because they are ​thinking about other things.
absent-mindedly
adverb uk   us   /ˌæb.səntˈmaɪn.dɪd.li/
She absent-mindedly ​left her ​umbrella on the ​bus.
absent-mindedness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌæb.səntˈmaɪn.dɪd.nəs/
(Definition of absent-minded from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “absent-minded”
in Arabic شارِد الذِّهن…
in Korean 잘 잊어버리는, 딴데 정신이 팔린…
in Portuguese distraído…
in Catalan distret…
in Japanese ぼんやりした, 上の空の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 心不在焉的, 健忘的…
in Turkish unutkan…
in Russian рассеянный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 心不在焉的, 健忘的…
in Italian distratto…
in Polish roztargniony…
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