1. attentive

adjective. ['əˈtɛntɪv'] (often followed by `to') giving care or attention.


  • enwrapped
  • oversolicitous
  • absorbed
  • concerned
  • attention
  • engrossed
  • wrapped
  • observant
  • captive
  • heedful
  • solicitous
  • intent


  • unconcerned
  • reflected
  • untroubled
  • uninvolved


  • attentif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Attentive

  • disincentive
  • preventive
  • inventive
  • incentive

How do you pronounce attentive?

Pronounce attentive as əˈtɛntɪv.

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Sentences with attentive

1. Adjective
The dog also must be attentive and able to tune out distractions.

2. Noun, singular or mass
If he is always kind and attentive, he might be worth a second chance.

Quotes about attentive

1. The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. (21)
- Hanh Nhat Thich, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

2. I warn you, Kelsey, that I’m an extremely patient man. I’ve had extensive practice in waiting out the enemy. My life as a tiger has taught me that attentive persistence and focused diligence always pay off. Consider yourself forewarned, priyatama. I’m on the hunt. I’ve caught your scent, and I won’t be thwarted in my course.
- Colleen Houck

3. Women don't want all that. Women just want a partner who is considerate and attentive, who will spoon with them while reciting Keats, and feed them organic yogurt by candlelight on a seaside cliff at sunset.
- Stephen Colbert

2. attentive

adjective. ['əˈtɛntɪv'] taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention.


  • attentiveness
  • heed
  • regard
  • heedful
  • paying attention


  • heedless
  • inattention
  • spoken
  • bare


  • attentif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))