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Synonyms for absent-minded

Synonyms for absent-minded

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

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I noticed it last week and wondered the plight of someone who absent-mindedly might walk into it.
There's a handy log to lean against while you absent-mindedly munch on a buttie, read the paper and tune the ambient sound of laughing families and barking dogs to the back of your brain.
Bruegel winters, Poussin autumns, and Gauguin summers pass the woman, who has the claws of a crustacean in place of arms, which she drags absent-mindedly through her hair.
As patients feel better, they might absent-mindedly forgo treatment they still need.
You know the scenario: you're knackered, and ought to sleep, yet travelling from the sofa via the bathroom to the bedroom seems like too much effort -- while scrolling absent-mindedly through Netflix menus feels, in the most superficial sense of the word, relaxing.
One day, I said absent-mindedly, it would be so cool if there was a Professor Proton action figure.
I always think that checked patterns have the feel of something that has been doodled, perhaps absent-mindedly while someone is on the phone.
Dear Alex, I PICKED up my boyfriend's smartphone to use the web browser and absent-mindedly started playing with his Facebook app.
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.