1. [syn: absent, absentminded, abstracted, scatty]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Absent-minded \Ab`sent-mind"ed\, a.
Absent in mind; abstracted; preoccupied. --
Ab`sent-mind"ed*ness, n. -- Ab`sent-mind"ed*ly, adv.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: lost in thought; showing preoccupation; "an absent
stare"; "an absentminded professor"; "the scatty glancing
quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence"
[syn: absent, absentminded, abstracted, scatty]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
63 Moby Thesaurus words for "absent-minded":
Lethean, absent, absorbed, abstracted, amnestic, bemused, blocked,
castle-building, converted, daydreaming, daydreamy, distracted,
distrait, dreaming, dreamy, drowsing, ecstatic, elsewhere,
engrossed, faraway, forgetful, forgetting, half-awake, heedless,
in a reverie, in a trance, in the clouds, inadvertent, inattentive,
inclined to forget, lost, lost in thought, meditative, mooning,
moonraking, museful, musing, napping, nodding, oblivious, off,
pensive, pipe-dreaming, preoccupied, rapt, repressed,
somewhere else, stargazing, suppressed, taken up, transported,
unaware, unconscious, unheedful, unheeding, unmindful, unnoticing,
unobserving, unperceiving, unseeing, withdrawn, woolgathering,
wrapped in thought