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1. absent

adjective. ['ˈæbsənt'] not being in a specified place.

Synonyms

  • presence
  • awol
  • truant
  • away

Antonyms

  • absence
  • increase
  • pack
  • dock

Etymology

  • absenter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • absentare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Absent

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement
  • acknowledgement

How to spell absent? Is it abscent? Or absente? Common misspellings are:

  • abscent
  • absente

Example sentences of the word absent


1. Adjective
A low-grade fever might accompany the illness but is often absent.

Quotes containing the word absent


1. Individuals who want to believe that there is no fulfillment in love, that true love does not exist, cling to these assumptions because this despair is actually easier to face than the reality that love is a real fact of life but is absent from their lives.
- bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

2. Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind through the eye, is the great invention of the world...enabling us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn, at all distances of time and space.
- Abraham Lincoln, Speeches And Letters Of Abraham Lincoln, 1832 1865

3. When love and hate are both absent, everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the slightest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart. If you wish to see the truth, then hold no opinions for or against anything. To set up what you like against what you dislike is the disease of the mind.
- Hsin Hsin Ming

2. absent

verb. ['ˈæbsənt'] go away or leave.

Synonyms

  • remove
  • go away
  • disappear

Antonyms

  • burden
  • saddle
  • charge
  • lodge

Etymology

  • absenter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • absentare (Latin)

3. absent

adjective. ['ˈæbsənt'] lost in thought; showing preoccupation.

Synonyms

  • abstracted
  • scatty
  • inattentive

Antonyms

  • thereness
  • nonexistence
  • nonbeing
  • nonattendance

Etymology

  • absenter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • absentare (Latin)

4. absent

adjective. ['ˈæbsənt'] nonexistent.

Synonyms

  • lacking
  • wanting
  • nonexistent

Antonyms

  • accurate
  • materialize
  • begin
  • materialise

Etymology

  • absenter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • absentare (Latin)
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