absent-minded

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  • adj

Synonyms for absent-minded

Synonyms for absent-minded

so lost in thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings

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However, talking to children absent-mindedly, as one would do with a friend, was far better than either reading to them or talking in drills with some ulterior purpose of teaching them language.
In fact, quite a few people collectively relieved my distress and panic on Veterans Day, when I absent-mindedly left my pocketbook in the 1069 Main St.
THE MCC was moved to issue an apology on its official Twitter feed after a member of the groundstaff was spotted apparently absent-mindedly sliding his feet along the Test pitch at Lord's.
She kinda absent-mindedly flicked it, scratching it open.
I've noticed that the people there tend to assume that Gulf nationals are wealthy because of the designer clothes that we wear and the jewellery that some absent-mindedly show off.
It is tragic to watch the free people of Britain, who historically led the way in establishing modern freedom and democracy, absent-mindedly give up their powers of self-government.
I'd absent-mindedly called him 'Greg Kinnear' instead, referencing the American actor whose lantern-jawed, bequiffed blond countenance couldn't be more dissimilar to Kinnear Jr's.
Considering that people absent-mindedly touch their faces an average of 16 times an hour, according to a 2008 study by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health, and risk transferring germs from their dirty hands to their eyes, noses and mouths, lazy hand washers could use a refresher.
In the airport car park, Ida absent-mindedly backs into a car being driven by English widower Philip (Pierce Brosnan), who has thrown himself into his work following the death of his wife.
For those often found looking absent-mindedly into space.
He took out PS100 but them absent-mindedly walked away from the machine before the cash was dispensed, leaving the notes hanging from the dispenser.
They absent-mindedly continued to peddle it, and what was an obvious attempt to discredit Liverpool supporters and the people of the city as a whole became, for far too many people, the accepted truth.
Negligent (adj), describes a condition in which you absent-mindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
But then, just as everyone had given up hope, he suddenly opened his eyes and absent-mindedly scratched his chin.
Yes, I am, but I still think Aureole will win," the Queen absent-mindedly replied, more concerned with the Derby later in the week in which Aureole eventually finished second to Pinza.