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Synonyms for absent

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for absent

not present

deficient in a usual or needed amount

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

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Synonyms for absent

go away or leave


not being in a specified place



lost in thought

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He warned that the teachers absenting from duty would face stern departmental action.
He checked the attendance of sanitary workers and issued orders for stopping the salary of absenting employees.
Proser offers no justification for absenting himself from nearly half of Marlowe's canon (Dido, Queen of Carthage, The Massacre at Paris, and Marlowe's poetry, especially Hero and Leander but also translations of Ovid and Lucan).
Mr Shahid added that absent teachers and other government employees would face stern legal action for absenting from schools and duty places.