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absentminded, absent-minded (adjective); more absentminded, more absent-minded; most absentminded, most absent-minded
1. Being preoccupied, forgetful, or careless as a result of some kind of distraction: It took the absent-minded man a long time to find his glasses which were on top of his head.
2. Lost in thought or showing a preoccupation with something else: The absentminded writer couldn't remember where he put his notes for the new chapter of his book.
This entry is located in the following units: a-, ab-, abs- (page 9) esse, sent-, terest- (page 1)