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attentiveness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attentive  \At*ten"tive\  ([a^]t*t[e^]n"t[i^]v),  a.  [Cf.  F. 
  attentif.] 
  1.  Heedful;  intent;  observant;  regarding  with  care  or 
  attention. 
 
  Note:  Attentive  is  applied  to  the  senses  of  hearing  and 
  seeing,  as  an  attentive  ear  or  eye;  to  the  application 
  of  the  mind,  as  in  contemplation;  or  to  the  application 
  of  the  mind,  in  every  possible  sense  as  when  a  person 
  is  attentive  to  the  words  and  to  the  manner  and 
  matter,  of  a  speaker  at  the  same  time. 
 
  2.  Heedful  of  the  comfort  of  others  courteous. 
 
  Syn:  Heedful;  intent;  observant;  mindful;  regardful; 
  circumspect;  watchful.  --  {At*ten"tive*ly},  adv  -- 
  {At*ten"tive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  attentiveness 
  n  1:  paying  particular  notice  (as  to  children  or  helpless 
  people);  "his  attentiveness  to  her  wishes";  "he  spends 
  without  heed  to  the  consequences"  [syn:  {heed},  {regard}, 
  {paying  attention}]  [ant:  {inattentiveness}] 
  2:  the  trait  of  being  considerate  and  thoughtful  of  others 
  3:  the  trait  of  being  observant  and  paying  attention  [ant:  {inattentiveness}] 




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