Definition of attentive in English:

attentive

Line breaks: at|ten¦tive
Pronunciation: /əˈtɛntɪv
 
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adjective

Derivatives

attentively

adverb
More example sentences
  • Listening carefully and attentively to others is truly essential and necessary in communication.
  • He makes you realise, with some discomfort, that we often fail to look attentively enough at what we see.
  • He was a quiet shy boy who spoke little but listened attentively.

attentiveness

noun
More example sentences
  • The results seem to show a vast improvement in attentiveness and concentration.
  • Her attentiveness is seductive; she makes a man feel that he is special and sexy.
  • The past scenes are beautifully handled, with a clear attentiveness to detail that enhances the film's believability.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French attentif, -ive, from atendre 'give one's attention to' (see attend).

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