See also: absentminded

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

absent +‎ minded

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. Absent in mind; often preoccupied; forgetful or careless due to distraction; easily distracted. [First attested in the mid 19th century.][1]
    It took the absent-minded man twenty minutes to find his glasses on top of his head.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “absent-minded” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 9.