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 for absentminded
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Absent-minded \Ab`sent-mind"ed\, a.
     Absent in mind; abstracted; preoccupied. --
     Ab`sent-mind"ed*ness, n. -- Ab`sent-mind"ed*ly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: lost in thought; showing preoccupation; "an absent
             stare"; "an absentminded professor"; "the scatty glancing
             quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence"
             [syn: absent, absentminded, abstracted, scatty]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "absent-minded":
     Lethean, absent, absorbed, abstracted, amnestic, bemused, blocked,
     castle-building, converted, daydreaming, daydreamy, distracted,
     distrait, dreaming, dreamy, drowsing, ecstatic, elsewhere,
     engrossed, faraway, forgetful, forgetting, half-awake, heedless,
     in a reverie, in a trance, in the clouds, inadvertent, inattentive,
     inclined to forget, lost, lost in thought, meditative, mooning,
     moonraking, museful, musing, napping, nodding, oblivious, off,
     pensive, pipe-dreaming, preoccupied, rapt, repressed,
     somewhere else, stargazing, suppressed, taken up, transported,
     unaware, unconscious, unheedful, unheeding, unmindful, unnoticing,
     unobserving, unperceiving, unseeing, withdrawn, woolgathering,
     wrapped in thought

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