characterized by or giving attention; observant: an attentive audience.
thoughtful of others; considerate; polite; courteous: an attentive host.

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. Unabridged
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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

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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
They all helped one another with humorous attentiveness, as though they had all
  agreed to rehearse a sort of artless farce.
The researchers suggest that action video games may be an effective way of
  bringing the brain's attentiveness back.
They babble on as if the user were in a magical state of attentiveness.
They ask good questions about lectures, showing attentiveness and curiosity.
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