Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being attentive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the quality of paying careful attention.
  • n. paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people).
  • n. the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being attentive; heedfulness; attention.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others
  • n. paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
  • n. the trait of being observant and paying attention

Etymologies

attentive +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

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