attentive

[ uh-ten-tiv ]
/ əˈtɛn tɪv /

adjective

characterized by or giving attention; observant: an attentive audience.
thoughtful of others; considerate; polite; courteous: an attentive host.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of attentive

1375–1425; late Middle English (Scots) < Middle French; see attent, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM attentive

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for attentive

British Dictionary definitions for attentive

attentive
/ (əˈtɛntɪv) /

adjective

paying attention; listening carefully; observant
(postpositive often foll by to) careful to fulfil the needs or wants (of); considerate (about)she was always attentive to his needs

Derived forms of attentive

attentively, adverbattentiveness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012