absentminded absentminded


  • (adj) lost in thought; showing preoccupation



  1. Daydreaming may seem absentminded and pointless, but it actually demands a lot of the brain's processing power.
  2. The baby: The report says an absentminded guard at an unidentified federal building sent a baby through an X-ray machine while the baby's mother was pulling out her identification.
  3. They, plus their adopted son Russell, plus Uncle Fletcher, an absentminded, somewhat deaf, minutely anecdotal citizen, are the chief characters in the show.


  • Joy of seeing daughter do it her way

    My 4-year-old daughter is accident-prone and absentminded, which, in youthful incarnations, are adorable qualities. I watched Nora enter her pre-K classroom recently, face-plant, then quietly get up and make her way over to the breakfast table to sit with her friends. I recognized myself in the casual gracelessness of the act and felt a strange motherly pride watching her quick recovery; while ...
    on July 18, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer


  1. "I hope my luck turns," Sanford said. "Yesterday, I had the eye issue, today I was absentminded and didn't have my voter registration card."
    on Nov 7, 2006 By: Mark Sanford Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. As Bettany said: "There's a slight absentminded closeness that you see between Jennifer and I in the movie which is really, really useful".
    on Sep 16, 2009 By: Paul Bettany Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "I just seem to be sort of a lightning rod with this rules situation," Cink said good-naturedly. "The first one happened because I was oblivious to it and the one today because I was somewhat absentminded about going down to balance myself,...
    on May 3, 2008 By: Stewart Cink Source: PGA Tour

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