Meaning of ABSENCE in English



the state of being absent or missing

the absence of news was disturbing

Synonyms: dearth, default, defect, lack, ||miss, privation, want; compare failure 3

Related Word: deficiency, drought, inadequacy, insufficiency; exigency, necessity, need; vacuum, void; nonappearance, nonattendance

Contrasted words: abundance, copiousness, plenty

Antonyms: presence

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