Definition of absent-mindedly in English:



  • See absent-minded

    • ‘Sometimes in summer she would sit on the kitchen step, barefoot, running her toes absent-mindedly in the dust, losing herself in a book.’
    • ‘Not really thinking clearly, I absent-mindedly skimmed the bookshelf with my eyes, not looking at or for anything.’
    • ‘I absent-mindedly put my precious skis down by my car.’
    • ‘You nod absent-mindedly, hoping she will go pester someone else so you can sample the hors d' oeuvres in peace.’
    • ‘Eva sat at her vanity table, brushing her long dark hair, absent-mindedly, thinking of other things.’