absent-mindedly adv
"I've just had a frontal lobotomy," said Tom absentmindedly.

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  • absent-mindedly — adv. Absent mindedly is used with these verbs: ↑flick, ↑nod, ↑stroke …   Collocations dictionary

  • Absent-mindedly — Absent minded Ab sent mind ed, a. Absent in mind; abstracted; preoccupied. {Ab sent mind ed*ness}, n. {Ab sent mind ed*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • absent-mindedly — adv. distractedly, in a distracted manner …   English contemporary dictionary

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

  • absent adj — absent mindedly adv …   English expressions

  • absent-minded — absent mindedly, adv. absent mindedness, n. /ab seuhnt muyn did/, adj. so lost in thought that one does not realize what one is doing, what is happening, etc.; preoccupied to the extent of being unaware of one s immediate surroundings. Also,… …   Universalium

  • absent-minded — or absentminded [ab′sənt mīn′did, ab′səntmīn΄did] adj. 1. so dreamy or lost in thought as not to pay attention to what one is doing or what is going on around one 2. habitually forgetful absent mindedly adv. absent mindedness n. SYN. ABSENT… …   English World dictionary

  • absent-minded — adj likely to forget things, especially because you are thinking about something else = ↑forgetful ▪ Grandad s been getting rather absent minded lately. >absent mindedly adv >absent mindedness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • absent-minded — adj. habitually forgetful or inattentive; with one s mind on other things. Derivatives: absent mindedly adv. absent mindedness n. * * * absent mindedly, adv. absent mindedness, n. /ab seuhnt muyn did/, adj. so lost in thought that one does not… …   Useful english dictionary

  • absent-minded — also absentminded ADJ GRADED Someone who is absent minded forgets things or does not pay attention to what they are doing, often because they are thinking about something else. In his later life he became even more absent minded. Syn: forgetful… …   English dictionary

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