inattentively


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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.
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Adv.1.inattentively - in an absentminded or preoccupied manner; "he read the letter absently"
Translations

inattentively

[ˌɪnəˈtentɪvlɪ] ADVdistraídamente

inattentively

advunaufmerksam

inattentively

[ˌɪnəˈtɛntɪvlɪ] advdistrattamente
References in classic literature ?
Tess went down the hill to Trantridge Cross, and inattentively waited to take her seat in the van returning from Chaseborough to Shaston.
Rostov, smoking his pipe and turning his head about as the water trickled down his neck, listened inattentively, with an occasional glance at Ilyin, who was pressing close to him.
Strange thoughts are bred in passing through crowded streets should the passenger, by chance, have no exact destination in front of him, much as the mind shapes all kinds of forms, solutions, images when listening inattentively to music.
"Poor orphans," began Lebedeff, his face assuming a mournful air, but he stopped short, for the other looked at him inattentively, as if he had already forgotten his own remark.
They were all listening idly, inattentively, to a cheap, metallic-toned gramophone that occupied a table near at hand.
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"She inattentively entered the main road," he said.
The two policemen were in a police car when they spotted a speeding vehicle and being driven inattentively in Al Barsha in May.
"Drivers cannot be inattentively attentive," they wrote online in September.
A handful of imperfect approaches are available, and once they have been cycled through, unsatisfied policymakers inattentively turn back to what their predecessors discarded.
As we gathered around television sets and watched inattentively while she competed in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, little did we expect that we'd be proudly sitting in front row seats to history.
This surreptitiously produced a shadow in him which he has inattentively repressed.