Definition of abstractedly in US English:



  • See abstracted

    • ‘As Nelson abstractedly went over some of the myriad of reports that covered his desk, the intercom on his desk interrupted him.’
    • ‘He is looking up abstractedly into the middle distance with a slightly suppressed smile.’
    • ‘While everyone else engages in some form of inward or outward dialogue, they stare abstractedly into space, oblivious to their surroundings.’
    • ‘Suffused with a post-Romantic melancholy, it seems to wander abstractedly through a softly glowing mist.’
    • ‘‘OK Timmy, go show your sister,’ Mrs. Davison said abstractedly, putting a hand on Timmy's shoulder and pushing him gently into the living room.’