unobservant

adjective un·ob·ser·vant \ ˌən-əb-ˈzər-vənt \

Definition of unobservant

: not observant: such as
a : not watchful or attentive
  • unobservant of other people
  • unobservant passersby
b : not careful to follow religious teachings or practices
  • … a religious adventure that transformed a 34-year-old unobservant Jew to one of the leaders of the Jewish renewal movement …
  • Publishers Weekly

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First Known Use of unobservant

1615


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