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attentive

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of attentive

  1. 1 having the mind fixed on something Susan became particularly attentive when the sportscaster turned to women's tennis, her favorite sport Synonyms absorbed, deep, engrossed, enthralled, focused (also focussed), immersed, intent, observant, rapt Related Words engaged, interested, intrigued, involved; hypnotized, mesmerized; alert, alive, conscious, open-eyed, watchful, wide-awake Phrases all ears Near Antonyms daydreaming, dreamy, faraway, foggy, hazy, lost, oblivious, preoccupied, remote; apathetic, disinterested, uninterested Antonyms absent, absentminded, abstracted, distracted, inattentive, inobservant, unabsorbed, unfocused (also unfocussed)

  2. 2 given to or made with heedful anticipation of the needs and happiness of others an attentive neighbor who helps out whenever and wherever she spots a need Synonyms thoughtful, considerate, kind, solicitousRelated Words brotherly, good, good-hearted, helpful, hospitable, kindhearted, kindly, neighborly, nice; caring, compassionate, sympathetic, tender; chivalrous, courteous, courtly, gallant, gracious, polite; diplomatic, tactful; deferential, dutiful, obliging, regardful, respectful; altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, benignant, humane, selfless, unselfish; charitable, generous, magnanimousNear Antonyms inattentive, uncaring, unheeding; inhospitable, unkind, unkindly; ill-bred, ill-mannered, impolite, rude, uncivil, unmannerly; unhelpful; malevolent, malicious, mean, spitefulAntonyms heedless, inconsiderate, thoughtless, unthinking

  3. 3 paying close attention usually for the purpose of anticipating approaching danger or opportunity if only for your own safety, you need to stay attentive when you are hunting Synonyms Argus-eyed, alert, awake, observant, open-eyed, tenty (also tentie) [Scottish], vigilant, watchful, wide-awakeRelated Words alive, aware, conscious, sensitive; cognizant, heedful, keen, mindful, observing, regardful, sharp, sharp-eyed; hyperalert, hypervigilant, sleepless, wakeful; careful, cautious, chary, wary; prepared, readyNear Antonyms absent, absentminded, absorbed, abstracted, daydreaming, dazed, distracted, dreaming, dreamy, engrossed, faraway, insensible, oblivious, preoccupied; sleeping, unaware, unconscious, unknowing, unwitting; careless, heedless, inattentive, unheeding, unmindful, unthinking, unwary; unprepared, unreadyAntonyms asleep



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