abstractedly adv
"Who would want to steal modern art?" asked Tom abstractedly.

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  • Abstractedly — Ab*stract ed*ly, adv. In an abstracted manner; separately; with absence of mind. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abstractedly — É™b stræktɪdlɪ adv. distractedly, in an absent minded manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abstracted — abstractedly, adv. abstractedness, n. /ab strak tid/, adj. lost in thought; deeply engrossed or preoccupied. [1605 15; ABSTRACT + ED2] Syn. See absent minded. * * * …   Universalium

  • abstracted — [[t]æbstræ̱ktɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is abstracted is thinking so deeply that they are not fully aware of what is happening around them. [WRITTEN] Meg was so abstracted she scarcely noticed that the train had stopped... The same abstracted …   English dictionary

  • abstracted — ab|stract|ed [əbˈstræktıd, æb ] adj not noticing anything around you because you are thinking carefully about something else >abstractedly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • abstracted — [ab strak′tid] adj. 1. removed or separated (from something) 2. withdrawn in mind; absent minded SYN. ABSENT MINDED abstractedly adv. abstractedness n …   English World dictionary

  • abstracted — adj. inattentive to the matter in hand; preoccupied. Derivatives: abstractedly adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • absently — adv inattentively, abstractedly, distractedly; musingly, dreamily, listlessly; forgetfully, thoughtlessly, heedlessly, inadvertently; absent mindedly, unmindfully, negligently; carelessly, sloppily, indifferently …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • absent-mindedly — adv absently, inattentively, blankly, abstractedly COLLOQ. in a world of your own, with your head in the clouds …   Useful english dictionary

  • Disjunction — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disjunction >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disjunction disjunction disconnection disunity disunion disassociation disengagement Sgm: N 1 discontinuity discontinuity &c. 70 Sgm: N 1 abjunction abjunction Sgm …   English dictionary for students

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