absentmindedly
adverb see absentminded

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • absentmindedly — æbsntmaɪndɪdlɪ adv. distractedly, confusedly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • absentmindedly — ab·sent·mind·ed·ly …   English syllables

  • absentmindedly — adverb in an absentminded or preoccupied manner (Freq. 3) he read the letter absently • Syn: ↑absently, ↑abstractedly, ↑inattentively • Derived from adjective: ↑absentminded, ↑inattentive …   Useful english dictionary

  • absently — adverb in an absentminded or preoccupied manner (Freq. 6) he read the letter absently • Syn: ↑abstractedly, ↑inattentively, ↑absentmindedly • Derived from adjective: ↑absentminded ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • abstractedly — adverb in an absentminded or preoccupied manner he read the letter absently • Syn: ↑absently, ↑inattentively, ↑absentmindedly • Derived from adjective: ↑absentminded (for: ↑absentm …   Useful english dictionary

  • inattentively — adverb in an absentminded or preoccupied manner he read the letter absently • Syn: ↑absently, ↑abstractedly, ↑absentmindedly • Derived from adjective: ↑absentminded (for: ↑absentminde …   Useful english dictionary

  • absentminded — adjective Date: 1829 1. lost in thought and unaware of one s surroundings or actions ; preoccupied; also given to absence of mind 2. indicative of or resulting from preoccupation or absence of mind Synonyms: see abstracted • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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