See also: absentmindedly

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Etymology edit

absent-minded +‎ -ly

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæ̩tˈmaɪn.dɪ
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Adverb edit

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]

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