Definition Of absent-minded

adjective

(of a person or a person's behavior or manner) having or showing a habitually forgetful or inattentive disposition.

an absentminded smile

Example Of absent-minded

  • A droll, unassuming man with a handsome gray beard, Baker has the manner of an avuncular, absent-minded professor who has left something behind on the way to class.

  • About £2 million worth of winning tickets have gone unclaimed by absent-minded Essex players.

  • An absent-minded businessman who left a bag containing £10,000 on the roof of his car yesterday offered a £1,000 reward for its return.

  • And it was cut up so badly that even my aunt, absent-minded as she sometimes is, couldn't have put it in the washer or hung it on the line without noticing that it was damaged.

  • Because I tend to be a bit absent-minded at times and as well as forgetting where I put my keys or took off my glasses, I also forget where I save things to.


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