Abstracted

  • 1 Abstracted — Ab*stract ed, a. 1. Separated or disconnected; withdrawn; removed; apart. [1913 Webster] The evil abstracted stood from his own evil. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Separated from matter; abstract; ideal. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. Abstract; abstruse;… …

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  • 2 abstracted — abstracted, preoccupied, absent, absentminded, distraught are comparable when they mean inattentive to what presently claims or demands consideration. Abstracted implies absorption of the mind in something other than one’s surroundings, and often …

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  • 3 abstracted — index compact (pithy), concise, disconnected, oblivious, pensive, perfunctory, thoughtless Burton …

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  • 4 abstracted — [adj] preoccupied absent minded, daydreaming, inattentive, lost in thought, out in space*, out to lunch*, remote, withdrawn; concept 403 …

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  • 5 abstracted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not concentrating on what is happening; preoccupied. DERIVATIVES abstractedly adverb …

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  • 6 abstracted — [ab strak′tid] adj. 1. removed or separated (from something) 2. withdrawn in mind; absent minded SYN. ABSENT MINDED abstractedly adv. abstractedness n …

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  • 7 Abstracted — Abstract Ab*stract , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abstracted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abstracting}.] [See {Abstract}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. To withdraw; to separate; to take away. [1913 Webster] He was incapable of forming any opinion or resolution abstracted… …

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  • 8 abstracted — adjective Date: 1643 1. withdrawn in mind ; inattentive to one s surroundings < said hello but seemed abstracted > 2. abstract 4 < abstracted geometric shapes > • abstractedly adverb …

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  • 9 abstracted — [[t]æbstræ̱ktɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is abstracted is thinking so deeply that they are not fully aware of what is happening around them. [WRITTEN] Meg was so abstracted she scarcely noticed that the train had stopped... The same abstracted …

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  • 10 abstracted — adjective /æbˈstræktɪd/ a) Separated or disconnected; withdrawn; removed; apart. The evil abstracted stood from his own evil. Milton b) Inattentive to surrounding objects; absent in mind. An abstracted scholar. Johnson …

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  • 11 abstracted — adjective I apologize for being so abstracted when you were talking Syn: absentminded, distracted, preoccupied, in a world of one s own, with one s head in the clouds, daydreaming, dreamy, inattentive, thoughtful, pensive, lost in thought, deep… …

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  • 12 abstracted — /əbˈstræktəd / (say uhb straktuhd) adjective 1. lost in thought; preoccupied. 2. withdrawn; removed: abstracted from all context. –abstractedly, adverb –abstractedness, noun …

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  • 13 abstracted — abstractedly, adv. abstractedness, n. /ab strak tid/, adj. lost in thought; deeply engrossed or preoccupied. [1605 15; ABSTRACT + ED2] Syn. See absent minded. * * * …

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  • 14 abstracted — Synonyms and related words: abbreviated, abridged, absent, absentminded, absorbed, bemused, bobbed, buried in thought, capsule, capsulized, castle building, clipped, compressed, condensed, cropped, curtailed, cut short, daydreaming, daydreamy,… …

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  • 15 abstracted — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. absentminded, inattentive. See inattention.Ant., alert. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Absent minded] Syn. preoccupied, dreaming, absorbed; see absent minded . 2. [Removed] Syn. apart, separated,… …

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  • 16 abstracted — ab|stract|ed [əbˈstræktıd, æb ] adj not noticing anything around you because you are thinking carefully about something else >abstractedly adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 abstracted — ab|stract|ed [ æb stræktəd ] adjective FORMAL thinking about something so much that you do not seem to notice the world around you ╾ ab|stract|ed|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 abstracted — ab stract·ed || tɪd adj. meditative, preoccupied; deep in thought ab·stract || æbstrækt n. summary, synopsis; essence; something that is not concrete, something that is abstract v. remove, take away; steal; theorize, conceptualize; summarize …

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  • 19 abstracted — adjective not concentrating. → abstract …

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  • 20 abstracted — a. 1. Subtile, refined, abstract, abstruse. 2. Inattentive, preoccupied, lost, dreaming, musing, absent, absent minded, in a revery, in a brown study …

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