lack of attention; negligence.
an act of neglect.
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How to use inattention in a sentence
It’s missing in a lot of places these days, but Muchas Gracias is a poster child for inattention.
inattention, too, can help fake news to spread, Pennycook says.How to resist and counter today’s flood of fake news | Alexandra Witze | September 16, 2021 | Science News For Students
inattention plays a major role in the spread of misinformation, Pennycook argues.How to detect, resist and counter the flood of fake news | Alexandra Witze | May 6, 2021 | Science News
They recommend battling student inattention with good work stations, quick openings, smart pacing and the reading of actual books.How’s your kid’s online class? Here’s the gold standard. | Jay Mathews | January 10, 2021 | Washington Post
But the biographical inattention to his voluminous body of written work nonetheless has been a strange oversight.Churchill Would Be Famous Today on the Strength of His Writing Alone | Anthony Paletta | June 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Unmarried women were put off by inattention to their issues, particularly in the debates, says Greenberg, and that hurt Obama.Obama’s Women Supporters and the ‘Marriage Gap’ Wild Card | Eleanor Clift | November 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Numbers also help explain all that inattention on Tuesday night.Last Look at Munch’s ‘The Scream’ as Painting Is Auctioned for $119M | Blake Gopnik | May 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
They were accidental owners who turned their inattention into a virtue.
The trouble is that an inattention to the details of money is not exactly what we want in a Treasury secretary at the moment.
A very slight inattention may cause this to be the case, and the taste of the cheese is sure to be more or less affected by it.Domestic Animals | Richard L. Allen
Nothing, perhaps, has contributed more to the error of Realism than inattention to this ambiguity.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive | John Stuart Mill
I returned all the letters excepting one or two which, from inattention, were left between the leaves of a book.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete | Jean Jacques Rousseau
William—the footman—had a week before received a months warning on the general grounds of carelessness and inattention.The Angel of Pain | E. F. Benson
He had been once before overset in consequence of a similar inattention, and then had lost one man.The Voyage Of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay | Arthur Phillip