- a (often followed by `to') giving care or attention
attentive to details
the nurse was attentive to her patient
an attentive suitor
- a taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
- It will be less attentive to downtown business interests, may be less anxious to annex white suburban areas until services in the center city improve, and will surely be more .
- And everyone who thrills to the White House bathed in golden light by night is seeing another souvenir of Pat Nixon's attentive care of that historic home.
- Obama has been less attentive, they say, and some of those close to the Edwardses have been annoyed that Obama has continued to ridicule him for once saying his biggest weakness is .
- Ben Bernanke in Seattle Post Intelligencer
We are attentive to the implications of changes in the value of the dollar for inflation and inflation expectations,Bernanke said, in a relatively rare public discussion of the dollar.
- President Bush in CNN
Your government has been very attentive, very sympathetic, and I appreciate that a lot,Bush told Chinese President Hu Jintao before they met for private talks at the presidential compound.
- Condoleezza Rice in International Herald Tribune
I can see that the Chinese government and officials have been attentive,Rice told reporters after the tour. "I can see how much effort has gone into the recovery. But with a disaster of this magnitude, no one can do it alone."