1. Heedful; intent; observant; regarding with care or attention.
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.
2. Heedful of the comfort of others; courteous.
Syn: -- Heedful; intent; observant; mindful; regardful; circumspect; watchful.
-- At*ten*tive*ly, adv. -- At*ten*tive*ness, n.
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, thoughtful] [ant: heedless]