inattention

[ in-uh-ten-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪn əˈtɛn ʃən /

noun

lack of attention; negligence.
an act of neglect.

Nearby words

  1. inartificial,
  2. inartistic,
  3. inasmuch,
  4. inasmuch as,
  5. inassimilable,
  6. inattentive,
  7. inaudible,
  8. inaugural,
  9. inaugurate,
  10. inauguration

Origin of inattention

First recorded in 1700–10; in-3 + attention

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Word Origin and History for inattention

inattention

n.

1710, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + attention.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper