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Synonyms for absent

Synonyms for (verb) absent

Synonyms: remove, absent Definition: go away or leave Usage: He absented himself

Similar words: disappear, vanish, go away Definition: get lost, as without warning or explanation Usage: He disappeared without a trace

Synonyms for (adjective) absent

Synonyms: scatty, absent, absentminded, abstracted Definition: lost in thought; showing preoccupation Usage: an absent stare; an absentminded professor; the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence

Similar words: inattentive Definition: showing a lack of attention or care Usage: inattentive students; an inattentive babysitter

Synonyms: missing, absent, wanting, lacking Definition: nonexistent Usage: the thumb is absent; her appetite was lacking

Similar words: nonexistent Definition: not having existence or being or actuality Usage: chimeras are nonexistent

Synonyms: absent Definition: not being in a specified place

Similar words: away Definition: not present; having left Usage: he's away right now; you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away

Similar words: introuvable Definition: impossible to find Usage: the book is practically introuvable

Similar words: awol, truant Definition: absent without permission Usage: truant schoolboys; the soldier was AWOL for almost a week