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 ?
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.