absently

[ ab-suh nt-lee ]
/ ˈæb sənt li /

adverb

in an absent-minded manner; inattentively.

Origin of absently

First recorded in 1870–75; absent + -ly
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absently

/ (ˈæbsəntlɪ) /

adverb

in an absent-minded or preoccupied manner; inattentively
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