Synonyms of absence


1. absence, lack, deficiency, want

usage: the state of being absent; "he was surprised by the absence of any explanation"

2. absence, nonattendance

usage: failure to be present

3. absence, time interval, interval

usage: the time interval during which something or somebody is away; "he visited during my absence"

4. absence, absence seizure, seizure, ictus, raptus

usage: the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy

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