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
References in classic literature ?
He glanced once at the companion's face, saw her attentive and kindly gaze fixed on him, and, as often happens when one is talking, felt somehow that this companion in the black dress was a good, kind, excellent creature who would not hinder his conversing freely with Princess Mary.
The guide, and perhaps his horse too, were both so attentive to this discourse, that, either through want of care, or by the malice of the witch, they were now both sprawling in the dirt.
Is your father attentive to you, Master Heathcliff?
In the course of my journey from Churchhill I had ample leisure for reflection on the present state of our affairs, and every review has served to convince me that they require a delicacy and cautiousness of conduct to which we have hitherto been too little attentive.
He was followed by several of the men, who were attentive observers, watching the dark expression of his eye as the index of their own future movements.
Has not my consent been daily asked by his looks, his manner, his attentive and affectionate respect?
Durdles has stopped and backed a little (Deputy, attentive to all his movements, immediately skirmishing into the road), and was looking about for some ledge or corner to place his bundle on, when thus relieved of it.
The countenance of the first-named gentleman, peculiarly intelligent at all times, acquired great additional interest from his close observance of the game, and his attentive perusal of Mr.
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.
Meantime, little Alice was already asleep; so Grandfather, being much pleased with such an attentive audience, began to talk about matters that happened long ago.
I was very young, and perhaps she liked the idea of guiding my virgin steps on the hard road of letters; while for me it was pleasant to have someone I could go to with my small troubles, certain of an attentive ear and reasonable counsel.
The bushes were now quiet and the sounds had ceased, but Morgan was as attentive to the place as before.