absently

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

absent +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

absently (comparative more absently, superlative most absently)

  1. In an absent-minded or abstracted manner. [First attested in the mid 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 8