Synonyms for absent

Synonyms for (verb) absent

Synonyms: remove, absent

Definition: go away or leave

Usage: He absented himself

Similar words: disappear, vanish, go away

Definition: get lost, as without warning or explanation

Usage: He disappeared without a trace

Synonyms for (adj) absent

Synonyms: scatty, absent, absentminded, abstracted

Definition: lost in thought; showing preoccupation

Usage: an absent stare; an absentminded professor; the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence

Similar words: inattentive

Definition: showing a lack of attention or care

Usage: inattentive students; an inattentive babysitter

Synonyms: missing, absent, wanting, lacking

Definition: nonexistent

Usage: the thumb is absent; her appetite was lacking

Similar words: nonexistent

Definition: not having existence or being or actuality

Usage: chimeras are nonexistent

Synonyms: absent

Definition: not being in a specified place

Similar words: away

Definition: not present; having left

Usage: he's away right now; you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away

Similar words: introuvable

Definition: impossible to find

Usage: the book is practically introuvable

Similar words: awol, truant

Definition: absent without permission

Usage: truant schoolboys; the soldier was AWOL for almost a week

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