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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