Definitions

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  • adj. Not observant; heedless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not observant; regardless; heedless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not taking notice; not quick or keen in observation; unobservant.

Etymologies

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Latin inobservans.

Examples

  • (Well except for some well known fabulists, the pig ignorant, indolent and inobservant & in the fantasy of some right wing academics).

    The Atlanta Race memo lingers on... (Blog for Democracy)

  • The most inobservant traveller in South Africa must be struck by the network of fortifications erected almost throughout the length and breadth of the country.

    In the Shadow of Death

  • Can it be regarded in any way but as a piece of shameless hypocrisy, too glaring in its character to escape the notice even of the most inobservant individual.

    A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America

  • As inobservant he was of persons, unless businesse with them, or his concerns pointed them out and adverted him; seeing and discerning were two things: often in several places, hath he met with Gentlemen of his nearest and greatest Acquaintance, at a full rencounter and stop, whom he hath endeavoured to passe by, not knowing, that is to say, not minding of them, till rectifyed and recalled by their familiar compellations.

    Characters from 17th Century Histories and Chronicles

  • That I may not be thought inobservant, forty-five yards a second is a pace which embarrasses sight.

    Jonah and Co.

  • One must be a very inobservant person, not to have noticed, that all his finest and most God-ward aspirations are smothered under any load of excess, or overindulgence.

    Christian Nurture.

  • Our eyes and ears grow quickened to discern in the child before us processes similar to those we have read of as noted in the children, -- processes of which we might otherwise have remained inobservant.

    Talks To Teachers On Psychology; And To Students On Some Of Life's Ideals

  • A little way farther on, Miss Oldcastle sat, with a book on her knee, but her gaze fixed on the wide-spread landscape before her, of which, however, she seemed to be as inobservant as of her book.

    Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood

  • Mmmmm, I'm not keen on this idea, the Hays Lane/Stainer Street junction is really busy with the most inobservant pedestrians.

    London SE1 community website

  • To blame GM and Chrysler for failing to succeed in satisfying both demands is shortsighted and inobservant.

    Autoblog Green

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