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Definition 1: (often followed by `to') giving care or attention - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where attentive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • attentive to details
  • the nurse was attentive to her patient
  • an attentive suitor

(attentive is similar to ...) giving or marked by complete attention to

"that engrossed look or rapt delight" "enwrapped in dreams" "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred" "rapt with wonder" "wrapped in thought"

(attentive is similar to ...) giving attention

(attentive is similar to ...) paying close attention especially to details

(attentive is similar to ...) excessively solicitous

(attentive is similar to ...) showing hovering attentiveness

"solicitous about her health" "made solicitous inquiries about our family"

(means also ...) feeling or showing worry or solicitude

"concerned parents of youthful offenders" "was concerned about the future" "we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand" "greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child"

(... are attributes of attentive) a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review

"the troops stood at attention"

Definition 2: taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where attentive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heedful of the warnings
  • so heedful a writer
  • heedful of what they were doing

Synonyms for attentive in the sense of this definition

(... are attributes of attentive) paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)

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

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