attentiveness attentiveness  /ə ˈtɛn tɪv nəs/


  1. (n) paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
  2. (n) the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others
  3. (n) the trait of being observant and paying attention




  1. Maleness has become a synonym for insufficient attentiveness to risk.
  2. Tom Carper, a Senator from Delaware, took note of Bernanke's attentiveness.
  3. After a while, Raimi's attentiveness to genre formula becomes almost reassuring.


  • Sound Off! (June 15)

    As a former Mesilla reserve federal marshall, I am embarrassed and flabbergasted at the officers currently working for Mesilla. Their lack of attentiveness, knowledge of the laws and racial profiling is just appalling.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Silver City Sun-News


  1. "It has to be said that the Americans have shown much more flexibility and attentiveness than the Germans," said Gerard Mestrallet, who also heads Gaz de France SA, in an interview published Monday by the French financial daily La Tribune.
    on Dec 18, 2006 By: Gerard Mestrallet Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "I am confident in the team," Belichick said. "We have had our highs and lows and we bounce back from those. ...... There has been a good effort and good attentiveness to try to correct things, improve and get them right. I don't see any...
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Bill Belichick Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "You have to come with a certain level of attentiveness in this league," Thompson said following the loss. "Every team is talented, every team is well coached. Every game you have to be at the top of your game to be able to win."
    on Feb 15, 2010 By: John Thompson III Source: (blog)

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