Definition of inattentive
: not attentive : not paying attention
Recent Examples of inattentive from the Web
Speeding and inattentive driving are leading factors in such wrecks, along with following too closely.
Wochit More than two years ago, Indianapolis created a landlord registry to help combat the urban blight often associated with inattentive landlords.
Attorney Michael Steinger accuses Williams, 37, of running a red light, failing to yield the right of way, inattentive driving and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
That was amended to misdemeanor inattentive driving.
The trouble is that Walker tells her story with an inattentive, meandering style, showing us lots of archival footage that jumps all around the 20th century, with little effort to put these fragments in context.
He’d already repeated kindergarten, and a psychologist sent to observe him in a classroom described him as a frustrated, inattentive and distracted 11-year-old.
The driver, 18-year-old Michael Harris of Eagle was cited for inattentive driving, the spokesman said.
An inattentive and reactive administration that has decided it’s high time to stop Iran might fumble for whatever opportunities present themselves.
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First Known Use of inattentive
INATTENTIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of inattentive for Students
: not paying attention an inattentive student
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