Definitions for absentlyˈæb sənt li
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ab•sent•lyˈæb sənt li(adv.)
Origin of absently:
absently, abstractedly, inattentively, absentmindedly(adverb)
in an absentminded or preoccupied manner
"he read the letter absently"
In an absent or abstracted manner.
in an absent or abstracted manner