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synonyms for inattentive

  • apathetic
  • bored
  • careless
  • distracted
  • distraught
  • indifferent
  • oblivious
  • absent
  • absentminded
  • blind
  • distrait
  • diverted
  • dreamy
  • faraway
  • heedless
  • inadvertent
  • inobservant
  • listless
  • lost
  • musing
  • neglectful
  • off-guard
  • out to lunch
  • preoccupied
  • rapt
  • regardless
  • remiss
  • removed
  • scatterbrained
  • thoughtless
  • unconscious
  • undiscerning
  • unheeding
  • unmindful
  • unnoticing
  • unobservant
  • unobserving
  • unperceiving
  • unthinking
  • unwatchful
  • vague
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antonyms for inattentive

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  • caring
  • concerned
  • interested
  • mindful
  • attentive
  • heedful
  • looking
  • noticing
  • observant
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How to use inattentive in a sentence

Maternal health organizations often encourage pregnant people to advocate for themselves, to challenge biased or inattentive providers, and demand diagnostic tests like the BNP.
A SIMPLE BLOOD TEST COULD SAVE NEW MOTHERS. WHY AREN’T MORE DOCTORS USING IT?RACHEL FELTMANJULY 14, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
There’ll be a cause of it, and there’ll be a vehicle code attached to the cause, if it’s inattentive driving or whatever the case may be.
TIGER WOODS WILL NOT FACE CHARGES, SHERIFF SAYS, AS INVESTIGATION INTO CRASH CONTINUESADAM KILGOREFEBRUARY 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He’s also a philandering husband and inattentive father to his two adult daughters.
WITH ‘ROADKILL,’ PBS INVITES YOU TO WATCH A NARCISSIST POLITICIAN WHO GETS AWAY WITH EVERYTHING. HOW DOES THAT GRAB YOU?HANK STUEVEROCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
There came but one thing to grieve the tempers of our members—the service was slip-shod, inattentive, vile.
THE ONLOOKER, VOLUME 1, PART 2VARIOUS
Who else would be as charmingly unconscious and inattentive as this American vagabond!
TWO MEN OF SANDY BARBRET HARTE
The Chamber sat still out of respect, but as a fact the members were inattentive.
THE CONQUEST OF ROMEMATILDE SERAO
Again, those thus affected are quite as likely to be the dull or inattentive as the studious.
THE EDUCATION OF AMERICAN GIRLSANNA CALLENDER BRACKETT
England, though apparently apathetic and inactive, was not inattentive to the situation.
ORIGIN OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR REVEALED (2ND ED.)C. H. THOMAS
Must be delivered to-night or never; so worked it off, speaking for an hour in almost empty and sadly inattentive House.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 102, JUNE 11, 1892VARIOUS
Mrs. Deering, bent above a pile of dis-collared shirts, shook an inattentive head.
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