Synonyms and Antonyms of attention

  1. 1 a focusing of the mind on something I need your full attention right now Synonyms absorption, concentration, engrossment, enthrallment, immersion Related Words fixation, obsession, preoccupation; alertness, application, awareness, consciousness, consideration, heedfulness, intentness, raptness, regard; contemplation, meditation, musing, pondering, rumination Near Antonyms absence, absentmindedness, abstractedness, abstraction, detachment, distraction, obliviousness, remoteness, unawareness, unconsciousness, withdrawal; disinterest, indifference, mindlessness, unconcern; befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderment, confusion Antonyms inattention

  2. 2 a state of being aware several mothers brought to the committee's attention the deplorable condition of the playground Synonyms advertence, advertency, awareness, cognizance, consciousness, ear, eye, heed, knowledge, mindfulness, note, notice, observance, observation Related Words hyperawareness, hyperconsciousness; advisement, care, concern, consideration, regard, watch; apprehension, discernment, grasp, mind, perception, recognition, thought, understanding Near Antonyms disregard, neglect, obliviousness, unawareness

  3. 3 an act or utterance that is a customary show of good manners she enjoyed her suitor's old-school attentions Synonyms amenity, civility, courtesy, formality, gesture, pleasantry, politenessRelated Words honors; ceremony, observance, rite, ritual; decorum, etiquette, form, manners, mores, proprieties; addresses, devoirs, greetings, regards, respects; favor, grace, kindliness, kindness; protocol, rules

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