absentminded


ab·sent·mind·ed

adjective \ˌab-sənt-ˈmīn-dəd\

: tending to forget things or to not notice things : having or showing a lack of attention

Full Definition of ABSENTMINDED

1
:  lost in thought and unaware of one's surroundings or actions :  preoccupied; also :  given to absence of mind
2
:  indicative of or resulting from preoccupation or absence of mind
ab·sent·mind·ed·ly adverb
ab·sent·mind·ed·ness noun

Examples of ABSENTMINDED

  1. Her absentminded husband forgot their anniversary.
  2. She did the chores in an absentminded way.

First Known Use of ABSENTMINDED

1829

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