inattentive


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Synonyms for inattentive

so lost in thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings

Synonyms for inattentive

showing a lack of attention or care

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not showing due care or attention

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When and where it first became the conventional system that a weary or inattentive infant in a class must have its face smoothed downward with a hot hand, or when and where the conventional volunteer boy first beheld such system in operation, and became inflamed with a sacred zeal to administer it, matters not.
It was the face belonging to a naturally slow or inattentive intellect that had toiled hard to get what it had won, and that had to hold it now that it was gotten.
He will be a completely gross, vulgar farmer, totally inattentive to appearances, and thinking of nothing but profit and loss.
In this secluded abode of happiness there were no cross old women, no cruel step-dames, no withered spinsters, no lovesick maidens, no sour old bachelors, no inattentive husbands, no melancholy young men, no blubbering youngsters, and no squalling brats.
I had not, Miss Crawford, been an inattentive observer of what was passing between him and some part of this family in the summer and autumn.
Hilbery dropped into a pleasant, inattentive state of mind, in which she was conscious of the running green lines of the hedges, of the swelling ploughland, and of the mild blue sky, which served her, after the first five minutes, for a pastoral background to the drama of human life; and then she thought of a cottage garden, with the flash of yellow daffodils against blue water; and what with the arrangement of these different prospects, and the shaping of two or three lovely phrases, she did not notice that the young people in the carriage were almost silent.
I returned to the hall, inattentive to the servant's not over-civil remonstrances, and, saying that I would wait till I saw the doctor again, left the house.
ISLAMABAD -- Amid the imposition of section 144 in the federal capital over security concerns on arrival of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the city administration and police remained inattentive and apathetic towards crowds of the ruling party supporters who take to roads to express their solidarity with the ousted premier.
The Dubai Traffic Misdemeanours Court convicted the defendant of inattentive driving, reckless driving and failing to watch out for road users' safety, accidentally killing a person and injuring another.
Summary paragraph: Rear-seat kickers have displaced inattentive parents
constellation half arranges like a firmament of inattentive, more or
Almost three-quarters (73%) of patients were male, and 74% had the combined subtype of ADHD, meaning they had both inattentive and hyperactive or impulsive symptoms.
Almost three-quarters (73%) of patients were male, and 74% had been diagnosed with the combined subtype of ADHD, meaning they had both inattentive and hyperactive or impulsive symptoms.
Katie, age 6, is described by her teacher as inattentive, talking "a mile a minute"and interrupting others, and running from one classroom activity to another.
As both a driver and a pedestrian, I've had some close calls with inattentive drivers who were swerving or riding the shoulder of the road.