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at·ten·tive

attentive

 
 
pronunciation:
ten tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: paying close attention; observant.
The students were very attentive while the instructor went over the items that were sure to be on the exam.If you are not attentive to the sauce as it cooks, it is likely to burn.
synonyms:
alert, heedful, mindful, observant, watchful
antonyms:
absent, absent-minded, abstracted, careless, distant, distracted, faraway, inattentive, negligent
similar words:
aware, careful, guarded, intent, on guard, on the ball, vigilant
definition 2: thoughtful of the needs or comfort of others; considerate or devoted.
She was very attentive during her husband's convalescence.The attentive waiter seemed to anticipate his customer's every wish.
synonyms:
considerate, courteous, devoted, thoughtful
antonyms:
inconsiderate, neglectful
similar words:
aware, careful, civil, gallant, kind, mindful, respectful, solicitous
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derivations: attentively (adv.), attentiveness (n.)
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