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1. absence

noun. ['ˈæbsəns'] the state of being absent.

Synonyms

  • lack
  • want
  • deficiency
  • awayness

Antonyms

  • wealth
  • inessential
  • adequacy
  • sufficiency

Etymology

  • absence (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • absence (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Absence

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance
  • ambiance

How do you pronounce absence?

Pronounce absence as ˈæbsəns.

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How to spell absence? Is it absense? Or abscence? Common misspellings are:

  • absense
  • abscence

Sentences with absence


1. Noun, singular or mass
Supply 1 inch of water weekly to the okra plants in the absence of rain until harvest time.

Quotes about absence


1. While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.
- Ray Kroc

2. Absence - that common cure of love.
- Lord Byron

3. Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Thomas Fuller

2. absence

noun. ['ˈæbsəns'] failure to be present.

Synonyms

  • default
  • nonattendance
  • absenteeism

Antonyms

  • presence
  • have
  • include
  • despair

Etymology

  • absence (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • absence (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. absence

noun. ['ˈæbsəns'] the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy.

Synonyms

  • seizure
  • subclinical absence
  • petit mal
  • ictus
  • complex absence
  • absence seizure
  • simple absence
  • pure absence
  • epilepsia minor
  • petit mal epilepsy

Antonyms

  • thicken
  • inflate
  • deflate
  • increase

Etymology

  • absence (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • absence (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. absence

noun. ['ˈæbsəns'] the time interval during which something or somebody is away.

Synonyms

  • time interval

Antonyms

  • expand
  • uncut

Etymology

  • absence (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • absence (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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