Inattentive

  • 1 Inattentive — 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 inattentive — I adjective absent minded, absorbed, apathetic, blind, careless, casual, cursory, dazed, derelict, disregardful, distracted, forgetful, heedless, inadvertent, incogitant, inconsiderate, indifferent, lax, mercurial, neglectful, negligent,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 inattentive — (adj.) 1741, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + ATTENTIVE (Cf. attentive). Related: Inattentively; inattentiveness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 inattentive — [adj] negligent, not paying attention absent, absentminded, apathetic, blind, bored, careless, distracted, distrait, distraught, diverted, dreamy, faraway, heedless, inadvertent, indifferent, inobservant, listless, lost*, musing, neglectful,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 inattentive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not paying attention. DERIVATIVES inattention noun inattentively adverb inattentiveness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 inattentive — [in΄ə ten′tiv] adj. not attentive; heedless; negligent SYN. ABSENT MINDED inattentively adv. inattentiveness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 inattentive — ● inattentif, inattentive adjectif Qui n est pas attentif : Enfant inattentif en classe. Être inattentif aux préoccupations d autrui. ● inattentif, inattentive (synonymes) adjectif Qui n est pas attentif Synonymes : absent dissipé …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 8 inattentive — adj. inattentive to * * * [ˌɪnə tentɪv] inattentive to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 inattentive — adjective 1) an inattentive student Syn: distracted, lacking concentration, preoccupied, absentminded, daydreaming, dreamy, abstracted, distrait; informal miles away, spaced out Ant: alert 2) inattentive service …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 10 inattentive — adjective Of or pertaining to lack of attention; not paying attention; careless. He was inattentive in class and did not do well in his exams …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 inattentive — in|at|ten|tive [ˌınəˈtentıv] adj not giving enough attention to someone or something ≠ ↑attentive ▪ accidents caused by inattentive or reckless drivers >inattentively adv >inattentiveness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 inattentive — in|at|ten|tive [ ,ınə tentıv ] adjective not giving much attention to someone or something: an inattentive audience …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 inattentive — [[t]ɪ̱nəte̱ntɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is inattentive is not paying complete attention to a person or thing, which often causes an accident or problems. Ant: attentive …

    English dictionary

  • 14 inattentive — adjective not giving enough attention to someone or something: an inattentive student inattentively adverb inattentiveness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 inattentive — UK [ˌɪnəˈtentɪv] / US adjective not giving much attention to someone or something an inattentive audience …

    English dictionary

  • 16 inattentive — adjective Date: 1692 not attentive ; not paying attention • inattentively adverb • inattentiveness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 inattentive — inattentively, adv. inattentiveness, n. /in euh ten tiv/, adj. not attentive; negligent. [1735 45; IN 3 + ATTENTIVE] Syn. heedless, oblivious, unmindful, preoccupied. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 18 inattentive — Synonyms and related words: apathetic, artless, ataractic, blase, careless, casual, culpably negligent, derelict, devil may care, disinterested, dispassionate, disregardant, disregardful, distracted, distrait, distraught, easygoing, half assed,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 inattentive — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. heedless, unmindful, negligent, distracted; see absent minded , careless 1 . See Synonym Study at absent minded . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. absentminded, daydreaming, *out to lunch, negligent, distracted,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 inattentive — in·at ten·tive || ‚ɪnÉ™ tentɪv adj. not attentive, heedless; negligent …

    English contemporary dictionary