attentiveness

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Attentive \At*ten"tive\ ([a^]t*t[e^]n"t[i^]v), adjective [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}, adverb -- {At*ten"tive*ness}, noun

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

attentiveness \at*ten"tive*ness\ n.

1. the quality of paying careful attention; attentiveness to detail.

Syn: heed, regard, paying attention. [PJC]

2. paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people).

Syn: heed, regard, paying attention. [WordNet 1.5]

3. the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others. [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

attentiveness

noun

1: paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people); "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences" [syn: {attentiveness}, {heed}, {regard}, {paying attention}] [ant: {heedlessness}, {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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