unattentive

attentive

[uh-ten-tiv]
adjective
1.
characterized by or giving attention; observant: an attentive audience.
2.
thoughtful of others; considerate; polite; courteous: an attentive host.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English (Scots) < Middle French; see attent, -ive

attentively, adverb
attentiveness, noun
overattentive, adjective
overattentively, adverb
overattentiveness, noun
unattentive, adjective
unattentively, adverb
unattentiveness, noun


1. heedful, mindful, aware, alert, awake, watchful.


1. indifferent, apathetic, unconcerned.
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attentive (əˈtɛntɪv)
 
adj (often foll by to)
1.  paying attention; listening carefully; observant
2.  careful to fulfil the needs or wants (of); considerate (about): she was always attentive to his needs
 
at'tentively
 
adv
 
at'tentiveness
 
n

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attentive
late 14c., from Fr. attentif, from V.L. *attenditus, from L. attentus "heedful, observant" (see attend). Sense of "actively ministering to the needs and wants" (of another person) is from c.1520.
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