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Synonyms for inattention
ˌɪn əˈtɛn ʃəninat·ten·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inattention

    Neglect (Latin nec, not, and lego, gather) is the failing to take such care, show such attention, pay such courtesy, etc., as may be rightfully or reasonably expected. Negligence, which is the same in origin, may be used in almost the same sense, but with a slighter force, as when Whittier speaks of "the negligence which friendship loves;" but negligence is often used to denote the quality or trait of character of which the act is a manifestation, or to denote the habit of neglecting that which ought to be done. Neglect is transitive, negligence is intransitive; we speak of neglect of his books, friends, or duties, in which cases we could not use negligence; negligence in dress implies want of care as to its arrangement, tidiness, etc.; neglect of one's garments would imply leaving them exposed to defacement or injury, as by dust, moths, etc. Neglect has a passive sense which negligence has not; the child was suffering from neglect, i. e., from being neglected by others; the child was suffering from negligence would imply that he himself was neglectful. The distinction sometimes made that neglect denotes the act, and negligence the habit, is but partially true; one may be guilty of habitual neglect of duty; the wife may suffer from her husband's constant neglect, while the negligence which causes a railroad accident may be that of a moment, and on the part of one ordinarily careful and attentive; in such cases the law provides punishment for criminal negligence.

    See synonyms for CARE.

    Synonyms:
    carelessness, default, disregard, disrespect, failure, heedlessness, inadvertence, indifference, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, omission, oversight, remissness, scorn, slackness, slight, thoughtlessness

    Preposition:
    Neglect of duty, of the child by the parent; there was neglect on the part of the teacher.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inattentionnoun

    lack of attention

    Antonyms:
    attending, attention

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inattentionnoun

    Synonyms:
    inadvertence, heedlessness, thoughtlessness, inconsiderateness, carelessness, neglect, absence of mind

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inattentionnoun

    Synonyms:
    inadvertence, abstraction, heedlessness, disregard, neglect, remissness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "inattention":

    indifference

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How to use inattention in a sentence?

  1. Robert Bresson:

    Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing.

  2. Sheriff Mike Nielsen:

    Distracted driving or driver inattention is a major cause of many accidents on Mariah Tomey public roadways, in this case Mariah Tomey believe it was a contributing factor. The Boone County Sheriff's Office feels strongly that those that cause death on Mariah Tomey public roadways, because of driver inattention, should be held accountable.

  3. Daniel Webster:

    I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe ... Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. -- From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing. Make them intelligent, and they will be vigilant; give them the means of detecting the wrong, and they will apply the remedy.

  4. Peter Bergen:

    Haiti's constitutional crisis failed to register with many Washington policymakers as well as those in the international community for far too long -- in part, thanks to the plethora of challenges already present in the Western Hemisphere, notwithstanding the President Joe Biden administration's claims to the contrary, the inattention of Peter Bergen policymakers in recent years has contributed to the country's rapid unraveling.

  5. Greg Anderson:

    Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life!


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