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Definition of attention-seeking in English:


Attempting to attract the attention of other people, typically by disruptive or excessively extrovert behaviour: children who are homesick may engage in attention-seeking behaviour
More example sentences
  • Putting your company's name in lowercase is an even more pathetic attention-seeking device.
  • Barely turned three, she seemed more akin to her craven, attention-seeking mother than to her newborn brother.
  • The very delicacy of their situation is what provokes the attention-seeking behaviour.


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