What are some opposite words for attention?

Antonyms for attention
əˈtɛn ʃən; əˌtɛnˈʃʌnat·ten·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. attention

    Care concerns what we possess; anxiety, often, what we do not; riches bring many cares; poverty brings many anxieties. Care also signifies watchful attention, in view of possible harm; as, "This side up with care;" "Take care of yourself;" or, as a sharp warning, "Take care!" Caution has a sense of possible harm and risk only to be escaped, if at all, by careful deliberation and observation. Care inclines to the positive, caution to the negative; care is shown in doing, caution largely in not doing. Precaution is allied with care, prudence with caution; a man rides a dangerous horse with care; caution will keep him from mounting the horse; precaution looks to the saddle-girths, bit and bridle, and all that may make the rider secure. Circumspection is watchful observation and calculation, but without the timidity implied in caution. Concern denotes a serious interest, milder than anxiety; as, concern for the safety of a ship at sea. Heed implies attention without disquiet; it is now largely displaced by attention and care. Solicitude involves especially the element of desire, not expressed in anxiety, and of hopefulness, not implied in care. A parent feels constant solicitude for his children's welfare, anxiety as to dangers that threaten it, with care to guard against them. Watchfulness recognizes the possibility of danger, wariness the probability. A man who is not influenced by caution to keep out of danger may display great wariness in the midst of it. Care has also the sense of responsibility, with possible control, as expressed in charge, management, oversight; as, these children are under my care; send the money to me in care of the firm. Compare ALARM; ANXIETY; PRUDENCE.

    Antonyms:
    carelessness, disregard, heedlessness, inattention, indifference, neglect, negligence, omission, oversight, recklessness, remissness, slight

    Synonyms:
    anxiety, care, caution, charge, circumspection, concern, direction, forethought, heed, management, oversight, perplexity, precaution, prudence, solicitude, trouble, vigilance, wariness, watchfulness, worry

    Preposition:
    Take care of the house; for the future; about the matter.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. attention

    Antonyms:
    disregard, inadvertence, remission, indifference, carelessness, abstraction, distraction, absence

    Synonyms:
    observation, notice, regard, watchfulness, heed, consideration, circumspection, study, vigilance, care

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attention, attendingnoun

    the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others

    Antonyms:
    inattention

    Synonyms:
    care, aid, attendance, tending, attending

  2. care, attention, aid, tendingnoun

    the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something

    "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention"

    Antonyms:
    inattention

    Synonyms:
    assist, attending, financial aid, aid, tending, upkeep, assistance, precaution, forethought, caution, concern, help, charge, economic aid, tutelage, guardianship, maintenance, care, fear

  3. attentionnoun

    a general interest that leads people to want to know more

    "She was the center of attention"

    Antonyms:
    inattention

    Synonyms:
    care, aid, tending, attending

  4. attentionnoun

    a courteous act indicating affection

    "she tried to win his heart with her many attentions"

    Antonyms:
    inattention

    Synonyms:
    care, aid, tending, attending

  5. attentionnoun

    the faculty or power of mental concentration

    "keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"

    Antonyms:
    inattention

    Synonyms:
    care, aid, tending, attending

  6. attentionnoun

    a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review

    "the troops stood at attention"

    Antonyms:
    inattention

    Synonyms:
    care, aid, tending, attending

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. attentionnoun

    Antonyms:
    inattention, inadvertence, slight, disregard

    Synonyms:
    heed, regard, advertence, vigilance, circumspection, consideration, alertness, watchfulness, notice, civility, courtesy, deference, devoirs, addresses

How to use attention in a sentence?

  1. Alejandro Diaz de Leon:

    We will pay attention to new information and uncertainty over the coming weeks before evaluating monetary policy actions.

  2. Milos Raonic:

    It's great to see because you know how much Roger Federer 1,000's done for tennis, the fans Roger Federer 1,000's brought, the media attention Roger Federer 1,000's brought, if Roger Federer 1,000 is if not one of the most popular athletes now in the world, Roger Federer 1,000's definitely the most popular tennis player of all time.

  3. Rob Halpin:

    What we hope is that she's showered by attention from her new owner so the next 50 years of her life look like the first 50 years.

  4. Caroline Rush:

    The moment they're selected under that New Gen banner, everyone looks forward to seeing them, we've always had great young designers, and successful brands like Burberry, but (London) was lacking that success in the middle that now attracts international press and attention.

  5. Alex Diaz-Matos:

    After the LBO wave of 2006/07, investors started to pay close attention to CoC, we expect more IG bonds to include them as market conditions change.

How to pronounce attention?

Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

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