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English adjective: absent

1. absent not being in a specified place


Similaraway, awol, introuvable, truant


Attributepresence


Antonymspresent

2. absent nonexistent


SamplesThe thumb is absent.
Her appetite was lacking.


Synonymslacking, missing, wanting


Similarnonexistent


Antonymsexistent, existing

3. absent lost in thought; showing preoccupation


SamplesAn absent stare.
An absentminded professor.
The scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence.


Synonymsabsentminded, abstracted, scatty


Similarinattentive


Antonymsattentive


English verb: absent

1. absent (change) go away or leave


SamplesHe absented himself.


Synonymsremove


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)disappear, go away, vanish









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