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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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عَدَم إنْتِباه
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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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