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Exhibiting a lack of attention; not attentive.

in′at·ten′tive·ly adv.
in′at·ten′tive·ness n.
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Noun1.inattentiveness - a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
inattention - lack of attention
attentiveness, heed, paying attention, regard - paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people); "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences"
2.inattentiveness - the trait of not being considerate and thoughtful of others
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
carelessness, sloppiness - the quality of not being careful or taking pains
attentiveness - the trait of being observant and paying attention
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(inəˈtentiv) adjective
not paying attention; not attentive. This pupil is very inattentive in class; an inattentive audience.
ˌinatˈtention noun
ˌinatˈtentiveness noun
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Three young men were killed in traffic accidents last week due to overspeeding and inattentiveness," he lamented.
Sudden swerving, he said, led to death of 63 people, lack of assessment of road users 56, Speeding 37, not leaving enough distance 37 deaths while inattentiveness claimed the lives of 30 motorists.
These problems are faced mainly due to poor technical skill with an element of inattentiveness or due to suboptimal X-ray machine performance which can be avoided by using proper radiological techniques and regular quality assurance programs in every radiology department.
Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, said the accident was caused by driver's inattentiveness, speeding and the two drivers of the school buses not leaving enough space between vehicles.
As an effect of his inattentiveness, Facebook users banefully defamed the former Republican politician, who decided to run as an independent candidate after his doleful loss in the primaries.
Saw Win Tun, 37, has been charged over inattentiveness which resulted in death and injuries and was due to appear in Koh Samui Provincial Court yesterday.
Although systems exist to detect drivers who are visually distracted due to drowsiness or inattentiveness, the detection of cognitive distractions has been difficult because symptoms sometimes appear in a driver's behavior or biological patterns, rather than in their face or eye movements.
Mercedes-Benz has also been researching the analysis of brainwave patterns to identify drowsiness and inattentiveness in drivers.
ISLAMABAD -- Sleep deprivation may put you at increased risk for succumbing to impulsive desires, inattentiveness and questionable decision-making, says a study.
ISLAMABAD -- - Sleep deprivation may put you at increased risk for succumbing to impulsive desires, inattentiveness and questionable decision-making, says a study.
KE in the end pleads to the Government to show more responsibility and have the Education Ministry clear its dues so that the future generation does not get hampered and affected due to this inattentiveness shown by the Ministry.