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absent-minded

ab·sent·mind·ed

absent-minded

 
pronunciation:
aeb snt maIn dihd
part of speech: adjective
definition: tending to not pay attention to a task or event because one is thinking about other things.
While his head was full of numbers, the absent-minded mathematician poured salt into his tea.
antonyms:
attentive
similar words:
absent, distant, faraway, remote
derivations: absent-mindedly (adv.), absent-mindedness (n.)