absent - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    not in the place where you should be or are expected to be

    How many of them are absent without permission?

    absent from:

    He’s been absent from school for three days.

  2. 2
    formal missing from a place or situation
    absent from:

    Parental affection is absent from these children’s lives.

  3. 3
    showing that you are not paying attention to what is happening because you are thinking about something else

    He listened with an absent air and kept glancing at the door.