Definitions for "Absentminded"
Losing oneself in thought, or in dreaming dreams - to the point of being unaware of one's surroundings or actions - is a cerebral pleasure available only to the unemployed idler. As such, the condition of being absentminded is neither superior nor inferior to, but merely different from and related to that Zen-like engaged-yet-detached attentiveness, or "mindfulness," which characterizes true idleness. See: DAYDREAMER, DISTRACTED, DREAMER, FORGETFUL, IDLENESS, THOUGHTLESS, MIND-WANDERING.
lost in thought; showing preoccupation; "an absent stare"; "an absentminded professer"; "the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence"