inattentive inattentive  /ˌɪ nə ˈtɛn tɪv/


  1. (adj) showing a lack of attention or care
  2. (adj) not showing due care or attention


  1. And Hector is not above bopping an inattentive or disruptive student with a sheaf of papers.
  2. He is depressed, overburdened with work--filling in for the headmaster-founder who has recently died--and physically inattentive.
  3. Blacks complained that he was inattentive to their needs.


  1. Earn the Necklace Web Site, Where Young Women Spill the Beans on Older Men, Releases Comment on Survey Purporting ..., a revealing and engaging web site with articles written by women who exchange their stories and confessions about being in a relationship with a much older man, is releasing its expert opinion on a survey purportedly showing that women seek out sugar daddies to replace biological fathers who were absent or inattentive during their adolescence. (PRWeb June 15, 2013) Read the ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Three-vehicle injury accident reported near Worley

    WORLEY - A 29-year-old Worley man was cited for inattentive driving for his involvement in a three-vehicle accident on U.S. 95 Thursday night near Worley.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Coeur d'Alene Press

  3. Wreck pushes car into oncoming traffic near Worley

    WORLEY, Idaho -- Inattentive driving was to blame for a head-on crash in Worley, Idaho Thursday night, according to Idaho State Police. It happened around 10:30 p.m. off Highway 95. Troopers said traffic was stopped for a car turning off the highway when a driver rear ended another car.  The force of that wreck pushed one of those cars into oncoming traffic. Two people were injured with non-life ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Spokane


  1. Leary writes: "There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can't compete academically, so they throw money into the happy laps of shrinks . . . to get back...
    on Oct 15, 2008 By: Denis Leary Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "We're not going through a good period. We're a bit inattentive and a little slow," coach Carlo Ancelotti said.
    on Sep 30, 2007 By: Carlo Ancelotti Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Jefferson concluded, "Cherish therefore the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. : If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, judges and governors shall all become wolves."
    on Nov 2, 2004 By: Thomas Jefferson Source:

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