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Synonyms for inattention
ˌɪn əˈtɛn ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inattention(noun)

    lack of attention

    Antonyms:
    attending, attention

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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inattention(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inattention(n)

    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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Bruce Hoffman:

    This inattention could have created the opportunity for a local group — perhaps with external encouragement or support — to emerge from obscurity and perpetrate such terrifically lethal attacks.

  4. Zheng Chang:

    Core symptoms of ADHD (e.g., inattention and impulsivity) may interfere with the competencies necessary to drive safely, predisposing those with the disorder to greater risk for accidents and injuries.

  5. Robert Bresson:

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

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