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inattentive

[in-uh-ten-tiv] /ˌɪn əˈtɛn tɪv/
adjective
1.
not attentive; negligent.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; in-3 + attentive
Related forms
inattentively, adverb
inattentiveness, noun
Synonyms
heedless, oblivious, unmindful, preoccupied.
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British Dictionary definitions for inattentiveness

inattentive

/ˌɪnəˈtɛntɪv/
adjective
1.
not paying attention; heedless; negligent
Derived Forms
inattention, inattentiveness, noun
inattentively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inattentiveness

inattentive

adj.

1741, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + attentive. Related: Inattentively; inattentiveness.

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