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English adjective: attentive

1. attentive (often followed by `to') giving care or attention


SamplesAttentive to details.
The nurse was attentive to her patient.
An attentive suitor.


Similarabsorbed, advertent, captive, engrossed, enwrapped, heedful, intent, observant, oversolicitous, solicitous, wrapped


See alsoconcerned


Attributeattention


Antonymsinattentive

2. attentive taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention


SamplesHeedful of the warnings.
So heedful a writer.
Heedful of what they were doing.


Synonymsheedful, paying attention, thoughtful


Attributeattentiveness, heed, paying attention, regard


Antonymsheedless, unheeding









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