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1. attention

noun. ['əˈtɛnʃən'] the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others.

Synonyms

  • attentiveness
  • notice
  • basic cognitive process
  • heed
  • regard
  • clock-watching
  • eye
  • observation
  • attending
  • observance
  • paying attention

Antonyms

  • inattentiveness
  • malfunction
  • disservice
  • worsen

Etymology

  • attencioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • attentio (Latin)

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Rhymes with Attention

  • misapprehension
  • comprehension
  • condescension
  • reinvention
  • hypotension
  • hypertension
  • apprehension
  • suspension
  • prevention
  • pretension
  • extension
  • convention
  • contention
  • retention
  • laurentian
  • invention
  • dissension
  • dimension
  • detention
  • ascension
  • tension
  • pension
  • mention
  • henschen
  • gentian

How do you pronounce attention?

Pronounce attention as əˈtɛnʃən.

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Sentences with attention


1. Noun, singular or mass
Put the same level of care and attention into your application letter that you do with your resume.

Quotes about attention


1. It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

2. Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.
- John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

3. That's the motivation of an artist - to seek attention of some kind.
- James Taylor

2. attention-getting

adjective. likely to attract attention.

Synonyms

  • appealing

Antonyms

  • easy
  • unsympathetic

3. attention-getting

adjective. seizing the attention.

Synonyms

  • conspicuous

Antonyms

  • discreet
  • inconspicuousness

4. attention

noun. ['əˈtɛnʃən'] the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something.

Synonyms

  • treatment
  • baby sitting
  • tender loving care
  • hair care
  • care
  • nursing
  • tending
  • intervention
  • dental care
  • livery
  • work
  • faith healing
  • haircare
  • skincare
  • incubation
  • nurturance
  • aid
  • health care
  • manicure
  • hairdressing
  • babysitting
  • pedicure
  • tree surgery
  • maternalism
  • healthcare
  • pet sitting
  • personal care
  • skin care
  • TLC
  • faith cure
  • nourishment

Antonyms

  • disorganize
  • injudiciousness
  • disinclined
  • non-involvement

Etymology

  • attencioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • attentio (Latin)

5. attention

noun. ['əˈtɛnʃən'] a courteous act indicating affection.

Antonyms

  • nonparticipation

Etymology

  • attencioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • attentio (Latin)

6. attention

noun. ['əˈtɛnʃən'] a general interest that leads people to want to know more.

Synonyms

  • attraction
  • attracter
  • magnet
  • enhancer
  • attractor
  • foil

Antonyms

  • effector
  • unmindfulness
  • carelessness
  • heedfulness

Etymology

  • attencioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • attentio (Latin)

7. attention

noun. ['əˈtɛnʃən'] the faculty or power of mental concentration.

Synonyms

  • module
  • engrossment
  • wakefulness
  • mental note
  • alertness
  • absorption
  • watchfulness
  • mental faculty
  • concentration
  • immersion
  • faculty

Antonyms

  • studio
  • idle
  • inactivity
  • fail

Etymology

  • attencioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • attentio (Latin)

8. attention

noun. ['əˈtɛnʃən'] a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review.

Synonyms

  • attentive
  • stance

Antonyms

  • attentive
  • noninterference
  • nonintervention

Etymology

  • attencioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • attentio (Latin)
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