From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
81 Moby Thesaurus words for "absence": AWOL, French leave, abscondence, absence without leave, absentation, absenteeism, absenting, beggary, cut, day off, dearth, default, defect, defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, departure, deprivation, destitution, disappearance, drought, emptiness, escape, excused absence, exigency, famine, fleeing, furlough, holiday, hooky, imperfection, impoverishment, inadequacy, incompleteness, insufficiency, lack, leave, leave of absence, leaving, miss, necessity, need, negation, negativeness, negativity, nihility, nonappearance, nonattendance, nonbeing, nonentity, nonexistence, nonoccurrence, nonreality, nonsubsistence, not-being, nothingness, nullity, omission, paucity, privation, running away, sabbatical leave, scantiness, scarcity, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, sick leave, starvation, truancy, truantism, unactuality, unexcused absence, unreality, vacancy, vacation, vacuity, vacuum, void, want, wantage
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