Synonyms of absence in English:

absence


See definition of absence

noun

1‘Derek gave Carol a flimsy excuse for his absence’

SYNONYMS
non-attendance, non-appearance, absenteeism
truancy, playing truant, truanting
leave, holiday, vacation, sabbatical
British informal skiving, bunking off
North American informal playing hooky, goofing off, ditching
Australian, New Zealand playing the wag, wagging
ANTONYMS

presence, attendance

2‘the absence of a clear candidate was likely to result in civil war’

SYNONYMS
lack, want, non-existence, unavailability, deficiency, deprivation, dearth
omission, exclusion, default
need, privation, famine, drought, poverty
ANTONYMS

presence, availability


Phrases

    in the absence of

    ‘in the absence of glass, the traditional material was rice paper glued to a fine grille of wood’


    SYNONYMS

    failing, in default of, lacking, wanting, notwithstanding, without