Definitions for attentiveəˈtɛn tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

at•ten•tiveəˈtɛn tɪv(adj.)

  1. characterized by or giving attention; observant; mindful.

  2. thoughtful of others; considerate; polite; courteous.

Origin of attentive:

1375–1425; late ME (Scots) < MF


Princeton's WordNet

  1. attentive(adj)

    (often followed by `to') giving care or attention

    "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor"

  2. heedful, attentive, thoughtful, paying attention(adj)

    taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention

    "heedful of the warnings"; "so heedful a writer"; "heedful of what they were doing"


  1. attentive(Adjective)

    paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely

    She is an attentive listener, but does not like to talk much.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attentive(adj)

    heedful; intent; observant; regarding with care or attention

  2. Attentive(adj)

    heedful of the comfort of others; courteous

Anagrams of attentive

  1. tentative

Translations for attentive

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


giving attention

The children were very attentive when the teacher was speaking; attentive to her needs.

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