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Definition of "absent-minded" []

  • Deep in thought and heedless of present circumstances or activities; preoccupied. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "absent-minded" in a sentence
  • "Josie looked up at Paul, her expression absent-minded."
  • "Even the most absent-minded can't miss the tall-masted ships in the harbor."
  • ""Pockets is the damnedest things I ever see for makin 'a man absent-minded," he communed that night, as he crawled into his blankets."