Inattentiveness
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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