noun. ['ˌɪnəˈtɛntʃən'] lack of attention.
- basic cognitive process
- attend to
Words that Rhyme with Inattention
Example sentences of the word inattention
1. Noun, singular or mass
You may notice a negative or cynical attitude, brusque, abrupt talk or inattention to his work.
Quotes containing the word inattention
1. I think now that fate is half shaped by expectation, half by inattention. But somehow, when you lose something you love, faith takes over. You have to pay attention to what you lost. You have to undo the expectation.
- Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club
2. But miracles are not for the asking; they come only when the stern eyes of God droop shut for a moment, and Our Lady takes advantage of His inattention to grant an illicit mercy. God...is an Anglican, whereas Our Lady is of the True Faith; the two of Them have an uneasy relationship, unable to agree on anything, except that if They divorce, the Devil will leap gleefully into the breach.
- Michel Faber, The Crimson Petal and the White