Definition of absentminded
1a : lost in thought and unaware of one's surroundings or actions : preoccupied was too absentminded to notice what time it wasb : tending to forget or fail to notice things : given to absence of mind (see absence 3) Her absentminded husband forgot their anniversary.
2 : indicative of or resulting from preoccupation or absence of mind gave an absentminded reply
Examples of absentminded in a Sentence
Her absentminded husband forgot their anniversary.
She did the chores in an absentminded way.
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Over on the side, two men played an absentminded game of pool, more interested in the discussion than the 6 in the side pocket.
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Synonym Discussion of absentminded
ABSENTMINDED Defined for Kids
Definition of absentminded for Students
: tending to forget or not pay attention Two absentminded students forgot their homework today.
absentmindedlyadverb He absentmindedly drove past his exit.
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