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Synonyms for attentive
əˈtɛn tɪvat·ten·tive

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  1. attentiveadjective


    inattentive, reckless

  2. attentiveadjective

    paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely

    She is an attentive listener, but does not like to talk much.


    inattentive, reckless

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attentiveadjective

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

    "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor"

    paying attention, thoughtful, heedful

    forgetful, absent, moony, oscitant, distracted, absentminded, yawning(a), dreamy, scatty, distrait, oblivious, abstracted, drowsy, inattentive, woolgathering

  2. heedful, attentive, thoughtful, paying attentionadjective

    taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention

    "heedful of the warnings"; "so heedful a writer"; "heedful of what they were doing"

    paying attention, thoughtful, heedful, advertent, serious-minded, careful

    drowsy, oscitant, absentminded, abstracted, forgetful, woolgathering, distracted, distrait, absent, scatty, dreamy, yawning(a), inattentive, moony, oblivious

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. attentiveadjective

    mindful, heedful, observant, wary, circumspect, watchful, careful, thoughtful, regardful, awake, alive, wide awake, on the alert, on the lookout

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. attentiveadjective

    heedful, observant, intent, mindful, wary, alert, circumspect, watchful, courteous, deferential, considerate


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "attentive":

    careful, vigilant, observant, watchful, alert, mindful, responsive

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How to use attentive in a sentence?

  1. Douglas London:

    Now, whether or not they're going to summarily execute, detain or' rehabilitate' people remains to be seen, i think because they have become so attentive to media and PR, they might take an approach similar to what the Chinese government is doing by putting Uyghurs in reeducation camps.

  2. Wednesday Visco:

    I only want to say that I have no hesitation in defining the supervision of the Bank of Italy as legitimate, correct and attentive.

  3. Martin Naville:

    The only thing you can do is to be more attentive to signs.

  4. Teresa Tomeo:

    Most visitors feel better that security is taken so seriously and accept it, we can either choose to live in fear and stay away from places we’ve always dreamed of visiting or we can be astute travelers attentive to our surroundings and willing to work with security forces trying to enhance safety.

  5. Richard Clarida:

    We are going to be very attentive to what we are seeing in the nexus between wages, productivity, prices and markups.

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