Definition of Absently in English :

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Absently meaning in English

Meaning of Absently in English

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Absently pronunciation in English

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1. absently, absentmindedly, abstractedly, inattentively

in an absentminded or preoccupied manner

Example Sentences:
'he read the letter absently'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of absently
in an absent-minded or preoccupied manner; inattentively

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see synonyms of absently
in an absent or preoccupied manner; inattentively

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see synonyms of absently
1. Not present; missing: absent friends; absent parents.
2. Not existent; lacking: a country in which morality is absent.
3. Exhibiting or feeling inattentiveness: an absent nod.
tr.v. (ăb-sĕnt) ab·sent·ed, ab·sent·ing, ab·sents
To keep (oneself) away: They absented themselves from the debate.
Without: "Absent a legislative fix, this is an invitation for years of litigation" (Brian E. O'Neill).

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