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Synonyms for inattentive
ˌɪn əˈtɛn tɪvinat·ten·tive

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  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.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inattentiveadjective

    showing a lack of attention or care

    "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"


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

  2. inattentive, neglectfuladjective

    not showing due care or attention

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

    delinquent, neglectful, derelict, remiss

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inattentiveadjective

    heedless, absent-minded, inadvertent, unmindful, careless

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