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Definitions of attentive

  1. ATTENTIVENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention; "heedful of the warnings"; "so heedful a writer"; "heedful of what they were doing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Heedful; intent; observant; regarding with care or attention. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Heedful; intent; mindful; regardful of the wishes of others. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Full of attention: mindful. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Giving attention; observant thoughtful; polite. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Heedful; intent; regardful. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Paying due regard to; mindful. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for attentive

  1. Baird was gallant to Judith without effort, and attentive to her guests, and glad, on the whole, that he rarely saw Judith alone. – Nobody's Child by Elizabeth Dejeans
  2. It would be such a help, she said eagerly, if you could be just a little less attentive to her. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
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