advertence

noun
ad·​ver·​tence | \ad-ˈvər-tᵊn(t)s \

Definition of advertence 

1 : the action or process of adverting : attention

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Examples of advertence in a Sentence

a greater advertence to the feelings of others is what that insensitive clod needs

First Known Use of advertence

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for advertence

Middle English, "attention, consciousness," borrowed from Middle French avertance, from avertent, present participle of avertir, advertir "to advert entry 1" + -ence, -ance -ence

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