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Definition 1: go away or leave - [verb of change]

Samples where absent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He absented himself

Synonyms for absent in the sense of this definition

(absent is a kind of ...) get lost, as without warning or explanation

"He disappeared without a trace"

Definition 2: not being in a specified place - [adjective denoting all]

(absent is similar to ...) not present; having left

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

(absent is similar to ...) impossible to find

"the book is practically introuvable"

(absent is similar to ...) absent without permission

"truant schoolboys" "the soldier was AWOL for almost a week"

(... are attributes of absent) the state of being present; current existence

"he tested for the presence of radon"

Definition 3: lost in thought; showing preoccupation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where absent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an absent stare
  • an absentminded professor
  • the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence

Synonyms for absent in the sense of this definition

(absent is similar to ...) showing a lack of attention or care

"inattentive students" "an inattentive babysitter"

Definition 4: nonexistent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where absent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the thumb is absent
  • her appetite was lacking

Synonyms for absent in the sense of this definition

(absent is similar to ...) not having existence or being or actuality

"chimeras are nonexistent"

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