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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 At·ten·tive a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: paying particular notice (as to children or helpless
           people); "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends
           without heed to the consequences" [syn: heed, regard,
            paying attention] [ant: inattentiveness]
      2: the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others
      3: the trait of being observant and paying attention [ant: inattentiveness]