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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INATTENTIVENESS

Charlie, piqued at her inattentiveness, essayed a volubility foreign to his words.

"You should conquer that habit of inattentiveness," chided her aunt.

It seemed to me that this inattentiveness of his pupils hurt him, but he bore it meekly day after day.

WORD ORIGIN

1741, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + attentive. Related: Inattentively; inattentiveness.

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