inattentive


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in·at·ten·tive

 (ĭn′ə-tĕn′tĭv)
adj.
Exhibiting a lack of attention; not attentive.

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

inattentive

(ˌɪnəˈtɛntɪv)
adj
not paying attention; heedless; negligent
ˌinatˈtention, ˌinatˈtentiveness n
ˌinatˈtentively adv

in•at•ten•tive

(ˌɪn əˈtɛn tɪv)

adj.
not attentive; negligent.
[1735–45]
in`at•ten′tive•ly, adv.
in`at•ten′tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inattentive - showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"
careless - marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark"
negligent - characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern; "negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent in his correspondence"
attentive - (often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor"
2.inattentive - not showing due care or attention; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"; "neglectful parents"
negligent - characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern; "negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent in his correspondence"

inattentive

inattentive

adjective
1. So lost in thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings:
Idiom: a million miles away.
Translations
غَيْر مُنْتَبِه
nepozorný
uopmærksom
sem tekur illa eftir
dėmesio nebuvimasnedėmesingasnedėmesingumas
neuzmanīgs

inattentive

[ˌɪnəˈtentɪv] ADJ (= distracted) → desatento, distraído; (= neglectful) → poco atento
she accused him of being inattentive to her and the childrenlo acusó de no prestarles suficiente atención a ella y a los niños

inattentive

[ˌɪnəˈtɛntɪv] adj
[pupil, reader, audience] → inattentif/ive
[driver] → négligent(e)

inattentive

adjunaufmerksam; he was inattentive to her requestser beachtete ihre Wünsche nicht

inattentive

[ˌɪnəˈtɛntɪv] adjdisattento/a, distratto/a

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 ?
On earth I was the Poetess of Reform, and sang to inattentive ears.
Now, Grandfather remembered that Charley had galloped away upon a stick in the midst of the narrative of poor Lady Arbella, and I know not whether he would have thought it worth while to tell another story merely to gratify such an inattentive auditor as Charley.
I never saw a more promising inclination; he was growing quite inattentive to other people, and wholly engrossed by her.
She never could learn or understand anything before she was taught; and sometimes not even then, for she was often inattentive, and occasionally stupid.
We were now all upon our feet--except the stranger, who sat motionless and apparently inattentive.
Of course, my philosophy had always recognized the inevitableness of the love-call sooner or later; but long years of bookish silence had made me inattentive and unprepared.
She feared that under this persuasion she had been unjust, inattentive, nay, almost unkind, to her Elinor;-- that Marianne's affliction, because more acknowledged, more immediately before her, had too much engrossed her tenderness, and led her away to forget that in Elinor she might have a daughter suffering almost as much, certainly with less self-provocation, and greater fortitude.
If we take into the account the momentary humors or dispositions which may happen to prevail in particular parts of the society, and to which a wise administration will never be inattentive, is the man whose situation leads to extensive inquiry and information less likely to be a competent judge of their nature, extent, and foundation than one whose observation does not travel beyond the circle of his neighbors and acquaintances?
From the sound of these voices, the inattentive way Kozlovski looked at him, the disrespectful manner of the exhausted clerk, the fact that the clerk and Kozlovski were squatting on the floor by a tub so near to the commander in chief, and from the noisy laughter of the Cossacks holding the horses near the window, Prince Andrew felt that something important and disastrous was about to happen.
We have all been selfish and neglected him, so we won't fight about it, but try and do better," said Archie, generously taking more than his share of blame, for he had been less inattentive than either of the others.
Please do not think me inattentive, but I am very hungry.
Mr Brass, who seemed remarkably inattentive and impatient, mounted on his stool, and beckoning him to come nearer, took him by the button-hole.