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ATTENTIVENESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does attentiveness mean? 

ATTENTIVENESS (noun)
  The noun ATTENTIVENESS has 3 senses:

1. paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
2. the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others
3. the trait of being observant and paying attention

  Familiarity information: ATTENTIVENESS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ATTENTIVENESS (noun)


Sense 1attentiveness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

attentiveness; heed; paying attention; regard

Context examples:

his attentiveness to her wishes / he spends without heed to the consequences

Hypernyms ("attentiveness" is a kind of...):

attending; attention (the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others)

Attribute:

heedless; thoughtless; unheeding (marked by or paying little heed or attention)

attentive; heedful; paying attention; thoughtful (taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "attentiveness"):

advertence; advertency (the process of being heedful)

Antonym:

inattentiveness (a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people))


Sense 2attentiveness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("attentiveness" is a kind of...):

considerateness; consideration; thoughtfulness (kind and considerate regard for others)


Sense 3attentiveness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of being observant and paying attention

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("attentiveness" is a kind of...):

trait (a distinguishing feature of your personal nature)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "attentiveness"):

carefulness (the quality of being careful and painstaking)

heedfulness; mindfulness (the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities)

carefulness; caution; cautiousness (the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger)

alertness; on the qui vive; sharp-sightedness (lively attentiveness)

vigilance; watchfulness; weather eye (vigilant attentiveness)

heedlessness; inadvertence; inadvertency; unmindfulness (the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities)

Antonym:

inattentiveness (the trait of not being considerate and thoughtful of others)


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