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attentive

Synonyms of attentive in English:

adjective

  • 1 she was a bright and attentive scholar
    alert, awake, watchful, wide awake, observant, perceptive, percipient, acute, aware, noticing, heeding, heedful, mindful, vigilant, on guard, on one's guard, on one's toes, on the qui vive, on the lookout;
    concentrating, intent, absorbed, engrossed, focused, committed, studious, diligent, scrupulous, rigorous, earnest, interested
    informal all ears, beady-eyed, not missing a trick, on the ball
    rare regardful
    [Antonyms] inattentive
  • 2 I haven't been the most attentive of husbands
    [Antonyms] inconsiderate
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