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synonyms for inattention

  • carelessness
  • negligence
  • abstraction
  • disregard
  • dreaminess
  • inadvertence
  • neglect
  • remissness

antonyms for inattention

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  • regard
  • respect
  • attention
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How to use inattention in a sentence

It’s missing in a lot of places these days, but Muchas Gracias is a poster child for inattention.
2021 FALL DINING GUIDETOM SIETSEMAOCTOBER 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They recommend battling student inattention with good work stations, quick openings, smart pacing and the reading of actual books.
HOW’S YOUR KID’S ONLINE CLASS? HERE’S THE GOLD STANDARD.JAY MATHEWSJANUARY 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A very slight inattention may cause this to be the case, and the taste of the cheese is sure to be more or less affected by it.
DOMESTIC ANIMALSRICHARD L. ALLEN
Nothing, perhaps, has contributed more to the error of Realism than inattention to this ambiguity.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
I returned all the letters excepting one or two which, from inattention, were left between the leaves of a book.
THE CONFESSIONS OF J. J. ROUSSEAU, COMPLETEJEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU
William—the footman—had a week before received a months warning on the general grounds of carelessness and inattention.
THE ANGEL OF PAINE. F. BENSON
He had been once before overset in consequence of a similar inattention, and then had lost one man.
THE VOYAGE OF GOVERNOR PHILLIP TO BOTANY BAYARTHUR PHILLIP
It was an announcement from my partners that my inattention to the business had involved us all in ruin.
CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. I. FEBRUARY, 1862, NO. II.VARIOUS
This, however, must probably be attributed to the inattention of collectors, who neglect the more minute species.
AN INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY: VOL. III (OF 4)WILLIAM KIRBY
By this placing of an imaginary listener, all degrees of attention and inattention toward another can be indicated.
BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO INATTENTION

  • absorption
  • abstraction
  • distraction
  • dreaminess
  • forgetfulness
  • heedlessness
  • inattention
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.