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attentive

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adjective at·ten·tive \ə-ˈten-tiv\

Simple Definition of attentive

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

  • : very concerned about the needs of others

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of attentive

  1. 1 :  mindful, observant <attentive to what he is doing>

  2. 2 :  heedful of the comfort of others :  solicitous <an attentive waitress>

  3. 3 :  offering attentions in or as if in the role of a suitor

attentively adverb
attentiveness noun

Examples of attentive in a sentence

  1. The hospital is proud of its attentive staff.

  2. Our waiter was very attentive.



14th Century

First Known Use of attentive

14th century


ATTENTIVE Defined for Kids

attentive

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adjective at·ten·tive \ə-ˈten-tiv\

Definition of attentive for Students

  1. 1 :  paying attention <an attentive listener>

  2. 2 :  very thoughtful about the needs of others <Mama was cordial and attentive to everyone, as if entertaining them gave her a purpose. — Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising>

attentively adverb <listened attentively>
attentiveness noun




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