adjective \ə-ˈten-tiv\

: thinking about or watching something carefully : paying careful attention to something

: very concerned about the needs of others

Full Definition of ATTENTIVE

:  mindful, observant <attentive to what he is doing>
:  heedful of the comfort of others :  solicitous <an attentive waitress>
:  offering attentions in or as if in the role of a suitor
at·ten·tive·ly adverb
at·ten·tive·ness noun

Examples of ATTENTIVE

  1. The hospital is proud of its attentive staff.
  2. Our waiter was very attentive.

First Known Use of ATTENTIVE

14th century


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