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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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After all," the duo explained, "each is suffused with the soul of its architect, builders, inhabitants, and even the passersby who happened to cast an absentminded glance its way.
The fault doesn't necessarily lie with the artist, and it was depressing to see works that had stirred a keen response reduced to absentminded shrugs--this and that, here and there, whatever.
Such is the fate of oaks that a tree crowned as the "king" of its species may owe its royalty to the whims of an absentminded squirrel.
I don't think it's intentional, but there's this absentminded racism.
He was mysterious, gentle, marvelously eccentric and sometimes maddeningly absentminded.
Pixar Studios: 1998) Though he's no Atom Ant or Spiderman, Flik (Dave Foley), the absentminded anthem of A Bug's Life, still saves the day, rescuing his fellow colonists from a pestilence of dastardly grasshoppers.
This Disney remake of The Absentminded Professor, also puts a new spin on the professor's home life.
Several famous mums claim to have been absentminded while expecting.
But most often-discovered items are mobile phones, according to a data protection survey showing 10,000 are left every month - with Jemima Khan just one of the many absentminded celebrities to lose theirs in taxis.
With a generous 16GB storage capacity and an OLED display, the somewhat chubby device is ideal for absentminded civil servants, with a fingerprint scanner for security.
7 million absentminded motorists costing the industry pounds 21million for every month their test remains overdue.