absent

Absent means not there. If you absent yourself from class, you're marked as absent. If you have an absent parent, it means they don't live with you or take part in your care.

Absent can also describe a state of mind, meaning "not all there" or "lost in thought." If you are absent from class on a test day, you will have to explain your absence, unless your teacher is so absent minded she forgets and just gives you an A.

Primary Meanings of absent

1.
adj
not being in a specified place
2.
v
go away or leave
Full Definitions of absent
1

adj not being in a specified place

Synonyms:
away
not present; having left
introuvable
impossible to find
awol, truant
absent without permission
Antonyms:
present
being or existing in a specified place
attendant
being present (at meeting or event etc.) "attendant members of the congreation"
ever-present
being always present
existing
existing in something specified
here
being here now
naturally occurring
existing by nature and without artificial aid
omnipresent, ubiquitous
being present everywhere at once
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adj nonexistent

“the thumb is absent
Synonyms:
lacking, missing, wanting
nonexistent
not having existence or being or actuality

adj lost in thought; showing preoccupation

“an absent stare”
Synonyms:
absentminded, abstracted, scatty
inattentive
showing a lack of attention or care
2

v go away or leave

“He absented himself”
Synonyms:
remove
Type of:
disappear, go away, vanish
get lost, as without warning or explanation

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