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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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Feelings of sadness, anger, loneliness, shock, disbelief, numbness, anxiety and helplessness are all natural emotions and crying, becoming withdrawn, insomnia, absent-mindedness and even hallucinations are also common.
And it would have been four but for a moment of absent-mindedness by the 46-year-old on the 10th fairway at Crans-sur-Sierre.
Basically little more than an agent of the prime minister and the executive it is claimed here, Freyberg's constitutional absent-mindedness seemingly suggesting a mind set upon higher things, including imminent elevation to a British peerage.
Here she confronted the question of Heidegger's politics but explained his affiliation with National Socialism as the product of "thoughtlessness"--as if he had stumbled into Nazism almost in a moment of absent-mindedness.
144: "That the highest value of North Borneo [at that time] has the inscription 'Ten Dollaps' [sic] is probably just the result of absent-mindedness when the lettering was made.
Segal led a team of researchers at the Population Council who were looking for alternatives that might have fewer side effects, and be less expensive and less susceptible to absent-mindedness.
The routine absent-mindedness, involved in not noticing unwaved flags or other symbols of nationhood, has its reflection in academic theory.
He set standards for commitment to teaching, collegiality, and absent-mindedness, that few of us can match.
Fatigue is considered a major contributing factor to absent-mindedness, which may have caused the driver to swerve off the road.
She could point out the obvious, be it Rose's absent-mindedness or Blanche's promiscuity, without eliciting hard feelings.
Binge drinkers are at risk of absent-mindedness and forgetfulness days later, a study says.
That provision runs counter to the conciliation outcome, which cannot be attributed to absent-mindedness since Jacques Barrot told MEPs it was groundless precisely because of the conciliation result.
Absent-mindedness in shops: its incidence, correlates and consequences.
At the organisational level, the destructive effects induced by stress lead to absent-mindedness, change of attitude, poor communication, etc.
He makes his life of the mind so absolute that his girth looks like the result of absent-mindedness, not gluttony.