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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 of attentive absorbed, deep, engrossed, enthralled, focused (also focussed), immersed, intent, observant, rapt Words Related to attentive engaged, interested, intrigued, involved; hypnotized, mesmerized; alert, alive, conscious, open-eyed, watchful, wide-awake Phrases all ears Near Antonyms of attentive daydreaming, dreamy, faraway, foggy, hazy, lost, oblivious, preoccupied, remote; apathetic, disinterested, uninterested Antonyms of attentive 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 of attentive thoughtful, considerate, kind, solicitousWords Related to attentive 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 of attentive inattentive, uncaring, unheeding; inhospitable, unkind, unkindly; ill-bred, ill-mannered, impolite, rude, uncivil, unmannerly; unhelpful; malevolent, malicious, mean, spitefulAntonyms of attentive 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 of attentive Argus-eyed, alert, awake, observant, open-eyed, tenty (also tentie) [Scottish], vigilant, watchful, wide-awakeWords Related to attentive alive, aware, conscious, sensitive; cognizant, heedful, keen, mindful, observing, regardful, sharp, sharp-eyed; hyperalert, hypervigilant, sleepless, wakeful; careful, cautious, chary, wary; prepared, readyNear Antonyms of attentive 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 of attentive asleep



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