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 ?
She expresses a most eager desire of being acquainted with me, and makes very gracious mention of my children but I am not quite weak enough to suppose a woman who has behaved with inattention, if not with unkindness, to her own child, should be attached to any of mine.
He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children.
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.
Marianne has not shyness to excuse any inattention of hers," said Elinor.
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.
asked the countess, turning away from the girls, who at once assumed an air of inattention.
From his complete inattention to the tidings, you would think that moody Ahab had not heard his menial.
Hurst called them to order, with bitter complaints of their inattention to what was going forward.
A general deficiency of subject, a total inattention to stops, and a very frequent ignorance of grammar.
said Jaralson, treating his companion's wit with the inattention that it deserved.
A curious passive inattention had such possession of her, that the presence of her little sister in the room did not attract her notice for some time.