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absent-minded

ab·sent-mind·ed

absent-minded

 
pronunciation:
aeb snt maIn dihd
part of speech: adjective
definition: 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.
synonyms:
abstracted, distracted, preoccupied
antonyms:
attentive, observant, wide-awake
similar words:
absent, absorbed, contemplative, distant, distrait, faraway, inattentive, meditative, musing, oblivious, pensive, reflective, remote, ruminative, unmindful
derivations: absent-mindedly (adv.), absent-mindedness (n.)