|part of speech:
||not paying attention to the immediate task or event because one's mind is preoccupied with other matters.
He is often absent-minded when music is playing.
- abstracted, distracted, preoccupied
- attentive, observant, wide-awake
- similar words:
- absent, absorbed, contemplative, distant, distrait, faraway, inattentive, meditative, musing, oblivious, pensive, reflective, remote, ruminative, unmindful
||absent-mindedly (adv.), absent-mindedness (n.)