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absent-minded

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishabsent-mindedˌabsent-ˈminded adjective 🔊 🔊 FORGETlikely to forget things, especially because you are thinking about something else syn forgetful 🔊 Grandad’s been getting rather absent-minded lately.absent-mindedly adverbabsent-mindedness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
absent-mindedHe's a brilliant scientist but hopelessly absent-minded.Anderson is, to begin with, absent-minded.Does it reflect your belief that you are hopelessly absent-minded?A charming if somewhat absent-minded companion.The thought played over and over in her mind as she waved an absent-minded farewell and drove off into the night alone.Thankfully their absent-minded forwards kept the score to a respectable 3-1.Stephen gave an absent-minded nod and hurried off to solve the next problem.Eddie turned out to be a pretty absent-minded pal of the road.Ron's being his normal absent-minded self.I take an absent-minded sip from the mug beside me.
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