Synonyms of 'absent'
in the sense of oblivious
unaware or unconscious
She appeared oblivious to her surroundings.
in the sense of preoccupied
He was too preoccupied to notice what was going on.
in the sense of thoughtless
It was thoughtless of her to mention it.
in the sense of truant
being or relating to a truant
Neither the parents nor the truant students showed up at court.
in the sense of unaware
not aware or conscious
She was unaware that she was being filmed.
in the sense of unconscious
not aware of one's actions or behaviour
Mr Battersby was apparently quite unconscious of their presence.
in the sense of unmindful
in the sense of unthinking
done or happening without careful consideration
Bruce was no unthinking vandal.
in the sense of vacant
having or suggesting a lack of interest or understanding
She had a dreamy, vacant look on her face.
in the sense of vague
(of a person) not concentrating or thinking clearly
She had married a charming but rather vague Englishman.
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