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attentive

at·ten·tive

attentive

 
pronunciation:
ten tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: paying close attention.
The children were attentive while the story was read to them.
synonyms:
alert, heedful, watchful
antonyms:
absent-minded, careless, distant, faraway, negligent
similar words:
aware, careful, intent, on guard, on the ball, vigilant
definition 2: paying attention to the needs or comfort of others.
The attentive waiter refilled our glasses without being asked.
synonyms:
considerate, courteous, thoughtful
antonyms:
inconsiderate
similar words:
aware, civil, gallant, kind, respectful
derivations: attentively (adv.), attentiveness (n.)
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