inattentiveness inattentiveness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
  2. (n) the trait of not being considerate and thoughtful of others

Antonyms(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The kids' teachers filled out a questionnaire in which they rated each child's degree of inattentiveness, distractibility and hyperactivity on a scale of 1 to 9.
  2. That inattentiveness has already proven costly.
  3. Wily Ted counts on Beachum's inattentiveness, but doesn't count on the young lawyer's scrappy spirit, his growing sense that justice must be done before ambition can be served.

News

  • The Jury Saw the Truth

    It looks like greedy insurance carriers are not limited to the United States. A Vancouver woman recently won a $466K lawsuit against her husband after she suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in which he was the driver. Her husband admitted that his inattentiveness caused him to swerve his motorcycle in order to avoid [...]
    on August 14, 2013     Source: Injury Board

Quotes

  1. "The first is inattentiveness, the second is those drivers who make deliberate decisions to flout the law and the third is those who are not aware of the requirements," Ms Kosky said.
    on Jun 24, 2007 By: Lynne Kosky Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "It is incredibly sad and disappointing to see that irresponsible behaviours such as speeding, inattentiveness, alcohol and drugs are still major contributing factors in serious crashes," Mr Sturges said.
    on Jan 1, 2010 By: Graeme Sturges Source: Tasmania Mercury

  3. Still, Dingell said in a statement: "Only this administration, as a result of inattentiveness or incompetence, would send taxpayer dollars to the Iranian nuclear program through a US-Russian program intended to block nuclear proliferation."
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: John Dingell Source: Kyiv Post

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