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1. (often followed by `to') giving care or attention;
- Example: "attentive to details"
- Example: "the nurse was attentive to her patient"
- Example: "an attentive suitor"

2. taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention;
- Example: "heedful of the warnings"
- Example: "so heedful a writer"
- Example: "heedful of what they were doing"
[syn: heedful, attentive, thoughtful, paying attention]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Attentive \At*ten"tive\ ([a^]t*t[e^]n"t[i^]v), a. [Cf. F. attentif.] 1. Heedful; intent; observant; regarding with care or attention. [1913 Webster] Note: Attentive is applied to the senses of hearing and seeing, as, an attentive ear or eye; to the application of the mind, as in contemplation; or to the application of the mind, in every possible sense, as when a person is attentive to the words, and to the manner and matter, of a speaker at the same time. [1913 Webster] 2. Heedful of the comfort of others; courteous. [1913 Webster] Syn: Heedful; intent; observant; mindful; regardful; circumspect; watchful. [1913 Webster] -- At*ten"tive*ly, adv. -- At*ten"tive*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

attentive adj 1: (often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor" [ant: inattentive] 2: taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention; "heedful of the warnings"; "so heedful a writer"; "heedful of what they were doing" [syn: heedful, attentive, thoughtful, paying attention] [ant: heedless, unheeding]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

129 Moby Thesaurus words for "attentive": accommodating, accommodative, accurate, advertent, affable, agile, agog, agreeable, alert, alive, all ears, all eyes, assiduous, attenuate, awake, aware, bright, cap in hand, careful, cautious, ceremonious, circumspect, civil, close, complaisant, concentrated, concentrating, conscientious, conscious, considerate, correct, courteous, courtly, critical, curious, deferential, delicate, demanding, detailed, diligent, dutiful, eager, earnest, exact, exacting, exigent, exquisite, fair, fine, finical, finicking, finicky, fussy, gallant, graceful, gracious, heedful, helpful, honorific, indulgent, intense, intent, intentive, interested, keen, lenient, listening, loving, meticulous, mindful, mindful of others, minute, narrow, nice, niggling, nimble, obliging, observant, observing, on the, on the alert, on the ball, on the job, open-eared, open-eyed, openmouthed, particular, polite, precise, precisianistic, precisionistic, prompt, punctilious, punctual, qui vive, quick, ready, reedy, refined, regardful, religious, respectful, rigid, rigorous, scrupulous, scrutinizing, sharp, sleepless, slender, slight, slim, smart, solicitous, strict, subtle, tactful, tender, tenuous, thoughtful, tolerant, twiggy, unblinking, unnodding, unsleeping, unwinking, urbane, wakeful, watchful, wide-awake