Translation of absent in Spanish:
adjectiveAmerican English: /ˈæbsənt/ British English: /ˈabs(ə)nt/
- 1.1 (not present) the teacher marked her absentto be absentel profesor le puso falta or la anotó ausente
fromsomethingshe was absent from schoolfaltar aalgoto go absent without order of leave (American English) o (British English) without leave (Military)faltó al colegioto absent friends!ausentarse sin permiso¡por los amigos ausentes!Example sentences1.2 (lacking) (predicative) his famous sense of humor was conspicuously absent
1.3 (vague) (before noun)su famoso sentido del humor brilló por su ausenciaExample sentences
- The other nurse, who continues to suffer ill health arising from the near assault, has been absent from work on a number of occasions.
- Remarkably, however, nectar is absent from those species that produce pseudopollen.
- Shouldn't we be working on getting in touch with this technology so that we can keep track of children and young people who are absent from school?
- She just looked at him, curious as to why his absent expression was now missing, replaced by a foolish something.
- Ryan felt her finger trace around his hand in an absent manner and wanted nothing more than to squeeze her and never let go.
- His face wore an absent expression, as of deep thought, and I became afraid that if his eyes did light upon me he would nevertheless not see me.
reflexive verbAmerican English: /æbˈsɛnt/ British English: /abˈsɛnt/
- to absent oneself (
fromsomething) [formal]Example sentences
- The fact that his wife worked on the fields meant that Bandia could absent himself every once in a while to conduct his commercial activities.
- If your family celebrates Christmas, then absenting yourself for the day to go and read a book is simply not on.
- Over the past few generations, economic migration has resulted in men absenting themselves from family life.
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