absent-mindedly

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

absent-minded +‎ -ly

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæb.sn̩tˈmaɪn.dɪd.li/

AdverbEdit

absent-mindedly (comparative more absent-mindedly, superlative most absent-mindedly)

  1. (manner) Preoccupiedly; in an absent-minded manner. [First attested in the late 19th century.][1]

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 9
Last modified on 11 February 2014, at 09:52