Synonyms of absence in English:

absence


See US English definition of absence

See UK English definition of absence

See Spanish definition of ausencia

noun

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

SYNONYMS
non-attendance, non-appearance, absenteeism
truancy, playing truant, truanting
leave, annual leave, vacation, sabbatical
British holiday
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