Synonyms for absent

Grammar : Adj
Spell : adjective, preposition ab-suhnt; verb ab-sent, ab-suhnt
Phonetic Transcription : adjective, preposition ˈæb sənt; verb æbˈsɛnt, ˈæb sənt

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Définition of absent

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Middle French absent (Old French ausent), from Latin absentem (nominative absens), present participle of abesse "be away from, be absent" (see absence). Related: Absently; absentness.
  • adj not present
  • adj deficient in something needed or usual
Example sentences :
  • Not expecting to be absent more than a few days, we had neither rations nor rugs.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • When absent for a week, I knew to a few minutes when we should meet again.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • If she mourned for her son, who had been absent for two years, how would his mother mourn?
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • It had been determined in family council that Mr. Roberts must absent himself.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • They had heard the firing of the night and were disappointed at having been absent.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • Only once was he absent from his post, and then for only a few hours.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • "That's right, my dear little defender of the absent," said Mr. Walsingham.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • The abruptness of the action did not create any emotion in him—his thoughts were absent.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • We were absent five months; and I found Sarah as pretty, and as true, as ever.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • But in her the action was so casual, so absent, that it did not affect me disagreeably.
  • Extract from : « Questionable Shapes » by William Dean Howells

Antonyms for absent

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