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Synonyms for inattentive
ˌɪn əˈtɛn tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inattentive(adj)

    showing a lack of attention or care

    "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"

    Synonyms:
    neglectful

    Antonyms:
    captive, attentive, observant, solicitous, intent, advertent, absorbed, engrossed, wrapped, enwrapped, heedful, oversolicitous, diligent

  2. inattentive, neglectful(adj)

    not showing due care or attention

    "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"; "neglectful parents"

    Synonyms:
    delinquent, neglectful, derelict, remiss

    Antonyms:
    solicitous, intent, advertent, absorbed, observant, captive, enwrapped, engrossed, attentive, heedful, wrapped, oversolicitous, diligent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inattentive

    As regards mental action, absorbed, abstracted, and preoccupied refer to the cause, absent or absent-minded to the effect. The man absorbed in one thing will appear absent in others. A preoccupied person may seem listless and thoughtless, but the really listless and thoughtless have not mental energy to be preoccupied. The absent-minded man is oblivious of ordinary matters, because his thoughts are elsewhere. One who is preoccupied is intensely busy in thought; one may be absent-minded either through intense concentration or simply through inattention, with fitful and aimless wandering of thought. Compare ABSTRACT.

    Synonyms:
    absent, absent-minded, absorbed, abstracted, heedless, indifferent, listless, negligent, oblivious, preoccupied, thoughtless

    Antonyms:
    alert, attentive, on hand, prompt, ready, thoughtful, wide-awake

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inattentive(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unobservant, unobserving, unmindful, inadvertent, heedless, thoughtless, regardless, careless, negligent, remiss, unwatchful, inconsiderate, absent, absent-minded, caught napping

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inattentive(a)

    Synonyms:
    heedless, absent-minded, inadvertent, unmindful, careless

How to pronounce inattentive?

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How to say inattentive in sign language?

  1. inattentive

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#21084delinquent
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#33501oblivious
#40280preoccupied
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#63892thoughtless
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#76852remiss
#81711listless
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How to use inattentive in a sentence?

  1. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    When one cannot depart from the present or the past, the future shall be beyond their reach; they meander a path inattentive and without destination.


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