attentive


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at·ten·tive

 (ə-tĕn′tĭv)
adj.
1. Paying close attention; alert or observant: an attentive listener; attentive to detail. See Synonyms at careful.
2. Showing care for the needs or desires of others; caring or courteous. See Synonyms at thoughtful.

at·ten′tive·ly adv.
at·ten′tive·ness n.

attentive

(əˈtɛntɪv)
adj
1. paying attention; listening carefully; observant
2. (often foll by: to) careful to fulfil the needs or wants (of); considerate (about): she was always attentive to his needs.
atˈtentively adv
atˈtentiveness n

at•ten•tive

(əˈtɛn tɪv)

adj.
1. characterized by or giving attention; observant; mindful.
2. thoughtful of others; considerate; polite; courteous.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (Scots) < Middle French]
at•ten′tive•ly, adv.
at•ten′tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.attentive - (often followed by `to') giving care or attentionattentive - (often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor"
concerned - feeling or showing worry or solicitude; "concerned parents of youthful offenders"; "was concerned about the future"; "we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand"; "greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child"
inattentive - showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"
2.attentive - taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention; "heedful of the warnings"; "so heedful a writer"; "heedful of what they were doing"

attentive

attentive

adjective
1. Concentrating the mental powers on something:
Idiom: all ears.
2. Full of polite concern for the well-being of others:
Translations
يَقِظ ، مُنْتَبِه، مُسْتَمْع جَيِّداً
pozorný
opmærksom
umhyggjusamur, hugulsamur
dikkatliözen gösteren

attentive

[əˈtentɪv] ADJ
1. (= alert) [audience, pupil] → atento
he isn't very attentive in classno está muy atento en la clase
to be attentive to sth/sbprestar atención a algo/algn
you have to be attentive to the customers' needstienes que estar pendiente de or prestar atención a las necesidades de los clientes
2. (= considerate, polite) → atento
to be attentive to sbser atento con algn

attentive

[əˈtɛntɪv] adj
(= responsive) → attentif/ive
(= kind) → prévenant(e)
to be attentive to sb → être prévenant(e) envers qn
He is attentive to his wife → Il est prévenant envers sa femme.

attentive

adjaufmerksam; to be attentive to somebodysich jdm gegenüber aufmerksam verhalten; to be attentive to somethingeiner Sache (dat)Beachtung schenken; to be attentive to somebody’s needssich um jds Bedürfnisse kümmern

attentive

[əˈtɛntɪv] adj (audience) → attento/a; (escort) → premuroso/a, sollecito/a

attention

(əˈtenʃən) noun
1. notice. He tried to attract my attention; Pay attention to your teacher!
2. care. That broken leg needs urgent attention.
3. concentration of the mind. His attention wanders.
4. (in the army etc) a position in which one stands very straight with hands by the sides and feet together. He stood to attention.
atˈtentive (-tiv) adjective
giving attention. The children were very attentive when the teacher was speaking; attentive to her needs.
atˈtentively (-tiv-) adverb
They listened attentively.
atˈtentiveness noun

attentive

a. atento-a;
adv. atentamente, con cuidado.

attentive

adj atento
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On the sidewalk at the side of Winney's Dry Goods Store where there was a high board fence covered with circus pictures, he stopped whistling and stood perfectly still in the darkness, attentive, listening as though for a voice calling his name.
She slept lightly at first, half awake and drowsily attentive to the things about her.
Heyward paused, for he knew not how to construe the remarkable expression that gleamed across the swarthy features of the attentive Indian.
Prince's place, and that a certain young banker had been very attentive to Christie.
Dimmesdale had taken her in charge, the good grandam's chief earthly comfort -- which, unless it had been likewise a heavenly comfort, could have been none at all -- was to meet her pastor, whether casually, or of set purpose, and be refreshed with a word of warm, fragrant, heaven-breathing Gospel truth, from his beloved lips, into her dulled, but rapturously attentive ear.
Leaning over in his hammock, Queequeg long regarded the coffin with an attentive eye.
The master stood all this time grave and attentive, but as John finished his speech a broad smile spread over his face, and looking kindly across at James, who all this time had stood still at the door, he said, "James, my lad, set down the oats and come here; I am very glad to find that John's opinion of your character agrees so exactly with my own.
At breakfast, Monday morning, Aunt Polly and Mary were very loving to Tom, and very attentive to his wants.
And yet there was not a man any where round, who made higher professions of religion, or was more active in revivals,--more attentive to the class, love-feast, prayer and preach- ing meetings, or more devotional in his family,-- that prayed earlier, later, louder, and longer,--than this same reverend slave-driver, Rigby Hopkins.
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His attentive behaviour to herself and his sisters convinced her that their welfare was dear to him, and, for a long time, she firmly relied on the liberality of his intentions.
However, in my dream, Jabez had a full and attentive congregation; and he preached - good God