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inattention

[ in-uh-ten-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF inattention

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INATTENTION

Our pleasures are but the stolen moments we can snatch from its inattention.

At first she was tempted to turn away her eye with carelessness and inattention.

Artois felt suddenly that Gaspare had some perfect excuse for his inattention.

Consciousness is opposed to habit, inattention, sleep, death.

He asked her pardon for his inattention; he had been dreaming of a possible happiness!

In these, as in all exercises, there is an inattention to general instructions.

An inattention to this rule has given a heaviness to the group before us.

Maxwell felt the inattention in his wife's tone and looked up.

And yet how mortifying is the very suspicion of inattention and disrespect.

It was too warm in the church stuffed with people, and the inattention was general.

WORD ORIGIN

1710, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + attention.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INATTENTION

unthoughtfulness

nounthoughtlessness
  • carelessness
  • disregard
  • heedlessness
  • inattention
  • inconsiderateness
  • inconsideration
  • neglect
  • negligence
  • oversight
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