advertence

noun ad·ver·tence \ ad-ˈvər-tᵊn(t)s \

Definition of advertence

1 : the action or process of adverting : attention
2 : advertency 1

Examples of advertence in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of advertence

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


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