at·​tuned | \ ə-ˈtünd How to pronounce attuned (audio) , -ˈtyünd \

Definition of attuned

: aware of and attentive or responsive to something used with to … designed to produce a … police department that is more attuned to the needs of individual communities …— Clifford Krauss… what's especially crucial is the mother's or caregiver's "sensitivity"—how attuned she is to her child's experience of the world.— Pamela Druckerman… disenchanted with a government that seems more attuned to the interests of big business and rural folk than to those of urban dwellers.— Edwin O. Reischauer

Examples of attuned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Few people are more attuned to its inhabitants and its health. New York Times, 14 June 2022 Amid this stream, people tend to be more attuned to that which resonates with their minds the most. Sharmin Ali, Forbes, 16 May 2022 Think of it as such – someone who is more attuned to subtleties, morale, and environments can help alert others to potential dangers. Alex Wagner, SPIN, 12 May 2022 Bits and pieces of the sentiment live on in hashtags that are aimed at making sure folks stay attuned to life’s hard truths and try to move through each day with authenticity. Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2021 Executives should stay attuned to their team’s everyday activities and progress. Jody Michael, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 Above all, the film is finely attuned to the shifting emotional wavelengths of a female protagonist facing difficult problems for which there are no right or wrong solutions, let alone easy ones. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 May 2022 With producers now so highly attuned to geopolitics, headlines from abroad can blow their stocks in both directions. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 28 Apr. 2022 While of course people are now more attuned to safety protocols in airports and onboard, the basic things people care about haven’t changed much. Ben Baldanza, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of attuned

1760, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Attuned.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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