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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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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.
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.
Put up wet paint signs and obstacles to remind the absentminded to avoid freshly painted areas.
Fictional character, the elderly, absentminded ninth proprietor of Blandings Castle, Shropshire, England, the site of many short stories and novels by Wodehouse, P.
gt; stare is used of an often curious, rude, or absentminded gaze with eyes wide open.
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.
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.
THOUSANDS of absentminded business people are leaving laptops with top secret information at airports every week.