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Wordnet 3.0


1. showing a lack of attention or care;
- Example: "inattentive students"
- Example: "an inattentive babysitter"

2. not showing due care or attention;
- Example: "inattentive students"
- Example: "an inattentive babysitter"
- Example: "neglectful parents"
[syn: inattentive, neglectful]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Inattentive \In`at*ten"tive\, a. [Cf. F. inattentif.] Not attentive; not fixing the mind on an object; heedless; careless; negligent; regardless; as, an inattentive spectator or hearer; an inattentive habit. --I. Watts. Syn: Careless; heedless; regardless; thoughtless; negligent; remiss; inadvertent. -- In`at*ten"tive*ly, adv. -- In`at*ten"tive*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

inattentive adj 1: showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter" [ant: attentive] 2: not showing due care or attention; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"; "neglectful parents" [syn: inattentive, neglectful]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

101 Moby Thesaurus words for "inattentive": apathetic, artless, ataractic, blase, careless, casual, culpably negligent, derelict, devil-may-care, disinterested, dispassionate, disregardant, disregardful, distracted, distrait, distraught, easygoing, half-assed, heedless, inadept, inadvertent, inapt, inconstant, incurious, indifferent, inefficient, inept, inexcitable, inexpert, inobservant, insouciant, lackadaisical, laissez-faire, lax, listless, loose, mediocre, mindless, neglectful, neglecting, negligent, nonadherent, nonchalant, noncompliant, nonconforming, noninterfering, nonobservant, nonrestrictive, off-guard, overly permissive, pedestrian, perfunctory, permissive, pococurante, poor, procrastinating, reckless, regardless, relaxed, remiss, scamping, skill-less, skimping, slack, slighting, slurring, thoughtless, turned-off, unanxious, unapt, uncircumspect, uncompliant, unconcerned, unconforming, undeft, undexterous, undextrous, undiscriminating, unfacile, unfaithful, unguarded, unheedful, unheeding, unintelligent, uninterested, unloyal, unmarking, unmindful, unnoticing, unnoting, unobservant, unobserving, unperceiving, unproficient, unremarking, unrigorous, unskillful, unsolicitous, untrue, unwary, unwatchful