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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



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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