inattention


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in·at·ten·tion

 (ĭn′ə-tĕn′shən)
n.
Lack of attention, notice, or regard.

in•at•ten•tion

(ˌɪn əˈtɛn ʃən)

n.
lack of attention; negligence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inattention - lack of attention
basic cognitive process - cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge
heedlessness, inattentiveness - a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
distraction - an obstacle to attention
disregard, neglect - lack of attention and due care
attending, attention - the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others

inattention

Translations
عَدَم إنتِباه
nepozornost
uopmærksomhed
eftirtektarleysi; skeytingarleysi
dikkatsizlik

inattention

[ˌɪnəˈtenʃən] N (= inattentiveness) → falta f de atención; (= neglect) → falta f de interés, desinterés m

inattention

[ˌɪnəˈtɛnʃən] nmanque m d'attention

inattention

nUnaufmerksamkeit f; inattention to detailUngenauigkeit fim Detail

inattention

[ˌɪnəˈtɛnʃn] n inattention (to)mancanza di attenzione (per or nei confronti di), disattenzione f (per or nei confronti di)

inattentive

(inəˈtentiv) adjective
not paying attention; not attentive. This pupil is very inattentive in class; an inattentive audience.
ˌinatˈtention noun
ˌinatˈtentiveness noun
References in classic literature ?
He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children.
From his complete inattention to the tidings, you would think that moody Ahab had not heard his menial.
Inattention dies a quick and sure death when a speaker does that.
Marianne has not shyness to excuse any inattention of hers," said Elinor.
It was English history: among the readers I observed my acquaintance of the verandah: at the commencement of the lesson, her place had been at the top of the class, but for some error of pronunciation, or some inattention to stops, she was suddenly sent to the very bottom.
His handsome features glowed with pleasure, and his eyes kept impatiently wandering from the page to a small white hand over his shoulder, which recalled him by a smart slap on the cheek, whenever its owner detected such signs of inattention.
So to speak, there was in these respects a curious inattention in my mind.
A concise review of the events that have attended confederate governments will further illustrate this important doctrine; an inattention to which has been the great source of our political mistakes, and has given our jealousy a direction to the wrong side.
Hurst called them to order, with bitter complaints of their inattention to what was going forward.
Most of this kind of disasters to traders and trappers arise from some careless inattention to the state of their arms and ammunition, the placing of their horses at night, the position of their camping ground, and the posting of their night watches.
The inattention of the two brothers and the aunt to Julia's discomposure, and their blindness to its true cause, must be imputed to the fullness of their own minds.
True courtesy,' Kim echoed, 'is very often inattention.