Definition of absent


  • not being in a specified place. Antonyms: present.
  • nonexistent; "the thumb is absent", "her appetite was lacking". Synonyms: lacking, missing, wanting.
  • lost in thought; showing preoccupation; "an absent stare", "an absentminded professor", "the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence". Synonyms: absentminded, abstracted, scatty.


  • go away or leave; "He absented himself". Synonyms: remove.

Words nearby absent

abient, assent.

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  • absent is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 8 points
  • absent is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 8 points
  • absent is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 10 points
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