Definition of absentminded
1a : lost in thought and unaware of one's surroundings or actions : preoccupied <was too absentminded to notice what time it was>b : 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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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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