Synonyms and Antonyms of absent
1 not at a certain place <three students were absent because of the flu> Synonyms away, missing, out Related Words AWOL, truant; departed, gone, retired; abroad, vacationing Near Antonyms accompanying, attending, participating Antonyms here, in, present
2 not present or in evidence <the city's usual stir of activity was conspicuously absent due to the report of an escaped lion from the zoo> Synonyms lacking, missing, nonexistent, wanting Related Words dead, departed, extinct, lost, perished, vanished; defunct, done, expired, finished, lapsed, obsolete, over, passé; inadequate, insufficient, rare, scarce, sparse, uncommon Near Antonyms active, alive, animate, living, thriving; current, going, prevailing, uncanceled; common, prevalent; apparent, conspicuous, evident, obvious, plain Antonyms existent, present
3 lost in thought and unaware of one's surroundings or actions <seemed absent when I told him you were coming because he nodded but didn't say anything> Synonyms absentminded, abstracted, distracted, preoccupiedRelated Words absorbed, daydreaming, dreaming, dreamy, engrossed, faraway, intent, pensive, rapt; heedless, inattentive, insensible, oblivious, unaware, unconscious, unheeding, unknowing, unmindful, unperceptive, unthinking, unwary, unwitting, vacant; befogged, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, birdbrained, clueless, confused, dazed, flighty, foggy, forgetful, forgetting, hazy, muddled, scatterbrained, unfocused (also unfocussed)Near Antonyms alive, attentive, aware, conscious, engaged, heads-up, heedful, mindful, observant, observing, open-eyed, sharp, vigilant, wary, watchful, wide-awake; clearheaded, unconfusedAntonyms alert
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