[ UK /ˌæbsəntmˈaɪndɪd/ ]
lost in thought; showing preoccupation
the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence
an absentminded professor
an absent stare
How To Use absentminded In A Sentence
- Absentmindedly, she had strayed away from her path and walked into a back alley.
- The drum of water current concuss , in the heart of aery absentminded, exactly is who is act in cooperation who?
- There is sadness to the ambition and drive of the eternally brilliant Summers; a modesty and realism to Milton Friedman; an endearing goofiness to Stiglitz (who for all his absentmindedness, notes Hirsh, seems to have a way with women). Robert Teitelman: Michael Hirsh's "Capital Offense"
- The windows fog milky with conversation, uninterrupted by the bleating of a hospital monitor, and absentmindedly I begin tracing shapes: Pacmen, stars. Valerie Sobel: Andre Sobel Essay Award Winner: 'Chai'
- And so the ludicrous in events may be defined as absentmindedness in things, just as the ludicrous in an individual character always results from some fundamental absentmindedness in the person, as we have already intimated and shall prove later on. Laughter : an Essay on the Meaning of the Comic
- Absentmindedly rolling a piece of bologna into a tube before biting into it, I hoped dejectedly that that wasn't what my dealing with Andrew was coming to.
- the proverbial absentminded professor
- And yet, if you reintroduce the idea of absentmindedness, which acts as a go-between, you will see this profound comic element uniting with the most superficial type. Laughter : an Essay on the Meaning of the Comic
- Absentmindedly, she hailed a taxi and entered, telling the driver her address before sinking into the seat.
- Iranian TV goes ga-ga over Obama - Heaps praise on Democrats while blasting 'absentminded' LifeSiteNews.com Headlines