absently

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

absent +‎ -ly

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

absently (comparative more absently, superlative most absently)

  1. In an absent-minded or abstracted manner. [First attested in the mid 19th century.][1]

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8
Last modified on 6 April 2014, at 02:48