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Meaning of INATTENTIVE

Pronunciation:  `inu'tentiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not paying attention
  2. [adj]  showing a lack of attention; "inattentive students"
  3. [adj]  unwilling to hear
  4. [adj]  not showing due care or attention; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"; "neglectful parents"
  5. [adj]  inattentive because of lack of interest
 

INATTENTIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: absent, absentminded, abstracted, deaf, deaf to(p), distracted, distrait, dreamy, drowsy, moony, neglectful, oscitant, scatty, unalert, unheeding, uninterested, unlistening(a), unobservant, unvigilant, unwatchful, woolgathering, yawning(a)
 
 Antonyms: attentive
 
 See Also: careless, forgetful, negligent, oblivious

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`at*ten"tive\, a. [Cf. F. inattentif.]
Not attentive; not fixing the mind on an object; heedless;
careless; negligent; regardless; as, an inattentive spectator
or hearer; an inattentive habit. --I. Watts.

Syn: Careless; heedless; regardless; thoughtless; negligent;
     remiss; inadvertent. -- {In`at*ten"tive*ly}, adv. --
     {In`at*ten"tive*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: apathetic, artless, ataractic, blase, careless, casual, culpably negligent, derelict, devil-may-care, disinterested, dispassionate, disregardant, disregardful, distracted, distrait, distraught, easygoing, half-assed, heedless, inadept, inadvertent, inapt, inconstant, incurious, indifferent, inefficient, inept, inexcitable, inexpert, inobservant, insouciant, lackadaisical, laissez-faire, lax, listless, loose, mediocre, mindless, neglectful, neglecting, negligent, nonadherent, nonchalant, noncompliant, nonconforming, noninterfering, nonobservant, nonrestrictive, off-guard, overly permissive, pedestrian, perfunctory, permissive, pococurante, poor, procrastinating, reckless, regardless, relaxed, remiss, scamping, skill-less, skimping, slack, slighting, slurring, thoughtless, turned-off, unanxious, unapt, uncircumspect, uncompliant, unconcerned, unconforming, undeft, undexterous, undextrous, undiscriminating, unfacile, unfaithful, unguarded, unheedful, unheeding, unintelligent, uninterested, unloyal, unmarking, unmindful, unnoticing, unnoting, unobservant, unobserving, unperceiving, unproficient, unremarking, unrigorous, unskillful, unsolicitous, untrue, unwary, unwatchful
 

 

 

 

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