Adjective "abstracted" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Lacking concentration on what is happening around one.
  1. 'an abstracted smile'
  2. 'Where More is the most abstracted member of the group, Patensen is the most engaged, though his vacant stare has an abstracted quality of its own.'
  3. 'In the picture, no one is really smiling; Bob Geldof is showing some teeth, but his eyes are closed and he's sort of abstracted; there's a black guy I can't put a name to in the back who looks quite pleased, but that's it for smiles.'
  4. 'Everyone has the same drugged, internal, abstracted look: and why?'
  5. 'Yet when I discuss this with non-lawyer friends, many seem worried in an abstracted fashion, as though surveillance were an inconvenience on the order of a nosy and fussbudgety old neighbor.'
  6. 'He began grooming the fur on his wrist in an abstracted sort of way.'
  7. 'In her abstracted mood Huston's Gretta attends only slightly to Gabriel's anecdote, and there is nothing equivalent to the erotic rebuff that Joyce presented as transitional to the last epiphany.'


1. lost in thought; deeply engrossed or preoccupied.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be abstracted."

"looks can be abstracted."

"documents can be abstracted."

"states can be abstracted."

"moods can be abstracted."

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