attentive

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adjective at·ten·tive \ə-ˈten-tiv\

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 an attentive boyfriend

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.

Origin and Etymology of attentive

see attend


First Known Use: 15th century


ATTENTIVE Defined for English Language Learners

attentive

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adjective at·ten·tive \ə-ˈten-tiv\

Definition of attentive for English Language Learners

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

  • : very concerned about the needs of others


ATTENTIVE Defined for Kids

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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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