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Meaning of ATTENTIVE

Pronunciation:  u'tentiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor"
  2. [adj]  taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention; "heedful of the warnings"; "so heedful a writer"; "heedful of what they were doing"

ATTENTIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: absorbed, advertent, engrossed, enwrapped, heedful, intent, listening, observant, oversolicitous, rapt, solicitous, thoughtful, wrapped
 Antonyms: heedless, inattentive, thoughtless, unheeding
 See Also: concerned



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\At*ten"tive\ ([a^]t*t[e^]n"t[i^]v), a. [Cf. F.
1. Heedful; intent; observant; regarding with care or

Note: Attentive is applied to the senses of hearing and
      seeing, as, an attentive ear or eye; to the application
      of the mind, as in contemplation; or to the application
      of the mind, in every possible sense, as when a person
      is attentive to the words, and to the manner and
      matter, of a speaker at the same time.

2. Heedful of the comfort of others; courteous.

Syn: Heedful; intent; observant; mindful; regardful;
     circumspect; watchful. -- {At*ten"tive*ly}, adv. --
     {At*ten"tive*ness}, n.

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