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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; observant.
The students were very attentive while the instructor went over the items that were sure to be on the exam.
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
derivations: attentively (adv.), attentiveness (n.)
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