absent-minded


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absent-minded

Forgetful or inattentive of everyday details or duties, possibly due to a preoccupation with other thoughts. My absent-minded housemate is always lost in composing new poems and never remembers to clean the house or take out the trash!
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The Absent-Minded Imperialists: Empire, Society, and Culture in Britain.
Individuals who score low in conscientiousness, on the other hand, tend to be easygoing, sometimes careless, spontaneous, absent-minded, and distractible.
A rushed service technician, or an absent-minded one, can easily forget to lock a fence after the work is done, leaving a pool wide open to a curious 2-year-old.
I've seen many an older man perform what appears to be an absent-minded curtsey before entering the pew.
Some 30-year-olds are far too absent-minded to be safe on a shop floor, at the controls of a piece of heavy equipment, running a saw, or with an oxygen-acetylene cutting torch in hand.
More compelling are stills and diary entries documenting Langmuir's lifelong love of the outdoors, and first-person accounts of how tactless and absent-minded he was.
Flubber stars Robin Williams as the absent-minded Professor Brainard, who creates amazing investions.
Our nation's future is coming into view With a muffled drum-roll In a slow, absent-minded striptease.
He has had himself photographed "working out" on his home treadmill (though this widely published image shows him dressed, as if by an absent-minded mortician, in a freshly pressed long-sleeved shirt and boxer shorts).
Over the course of his expansive career, Carroll had been nominated for an Academy Award six other times for: "The Gay Divorcee" (1935), "A Damsel in Distress" (1938), "Flight for Freedom" (1943), "Step Lively" (1943), "The Absent-Minded Professor" (1961) and "Mary Poppins" (1964).
20pm Harry Hill is back as the absent-minded professor with the multiple spectacles, who has a fight on his hands when he enters an inventing competition against Professor Algebrain.
My brother-in-law was surprised to find, Another man's sock of the same nice kind, Both gifts from mum in an absent-minded way, Became the family joke for many a day.
The charity said the findings suggested people were more prone to risky behaviour at the weekend because they were busier or more absent-minded and had potentially "had a few drinks".
Professor Branestawm (Hill) is an absent-minded professor, whose creations have a habit of going wrong.
It is the stereotype the absent-minded professor" - Writer Louise Mensch, who suddenly quit Parliament aTory MP.