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noun as in heedlessness

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It’s missing in a lot of places these days, but Muchas Gracias is a poster child for inattention.

Inattention, too, can help fake news to spread, Pennycook says.

Inattention plays a major role in the spread of misinformation, Pennycook argues.

They recommend battling student inattention with good work stations, quick openings, smart pacing and the reading of actual books.

But the biographical inattention to his voluminous body of written work nonetheless has been a strange oversight.

Unmarried women were put off by inattention to their issues, particularly in the debates, says Greenberg, and that hurt Obama.

Numbers also help explain all that inattention on Tuesday night.

They were accidental owners who turned their inattention into a virtue.

The trouble is that an inattention to the details of money is not exactly what we want in a Treasury secretary at the moment.

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.

Nothing, perhaps, has contributed more to the error of Realism than inattention to this ambiguity.

I returned all the letters excepting one or two which, from inattention, were left between the leaves of a book.

William—the footman—had a week before received a months warning on the general grounds of carelessness and inattention.

He had been once before overset in consequence of a similar inattention, and then had lost one man.


On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to inattention, such as: carelessness, negligence, abstraction, disregard, dreaminess, and inadvertence.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.