Synonyms of 'absent'
in the sense of dreamy
vague or impractical
His face assumed a dreamy expression.
in the sense of empty
drained of energy or emotion
She saw the empty look in his eyes as he left.
in the sense of faraway
dreamy or absent-minded
She smiled with a faraway look in her eyes.
in the sense of gone
no longer present or no longer in existence
He's already been gone four hours!
in the sense of heedless
taking no notice
She scattered the letters about in her heedless haste.
in the sense of inadvertent
The government has said it was an inadvertent error.
in the sense of inattentive
not paying attention
These children were more likely to be inattentive at school.
in the sense of missing
not included in something although it perhaps should have been
One name was missing from the list.
in the sense of neglectful
not paying enough care or attention
Children who are neglected tend to become neglectful parents.
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Thesaurus for absent from the Collins English Thesaurus