absent-mindedly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

absent-minded +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæb.sn̩tˈmaɪn.dɪd.li/

Adverb[edit]

absent-mindedly (comparative more absent-mindedly, superlative most absent-mindedly)

  1. (manner) Preoccupiedly; in an absent-minded manner. [First attested in the late 19th century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 9