from The Century Dictionary.
- Not observant; not attentive; heedless: as, an unobservant traveler or reader.
- Not careful to comply with what is prescribed or required: as, one unobservant of etiquette.
- Not obsequious.
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- adjective Not
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- adjective not consciously observing
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Perhaps that is why, of all the many Jewish holidays, the one that is most observed -- even by those who profess to be "unobservant" -- is Passover and the Passover
The observant reader soon loses faith in them from their constant failure to take him right; and the unobservant is the victim of false security.
First, adolescent attendance at religious services seems to have become steadily less common over this period.15 Of college freshmen in 1968, barely 8 percent had attended no religious services in the previous year, but by 2009 that entirely unobservant fraction of young people had more than tripled to 25 percent.
But the wild-dog, three feet from his lair under the trade-boxes, was not unobservant.
Either you are woefully or wilfully unobservant or he's exaggerating his condition in order to make excuses for unacceptable behaviour.
Funny how so many can go through life so unobservant of the things around them ….
I was twenty when I made the trip an unobservant Jew, with no felt connection to, or great interest in, my past.
He plodded on with bowed head, unobservant, mechanically rubbing nose and cheeks, and batting his steering hand against the gee-pole in the straight trail-stretches.
As I drove home, my husband drove frantically to the store and cleared off the shelves, purchasing ten more cans of the formula, assumingly from the unobservant Paul, giving us even more funds to save.
Either I was just unobservant or (thankfully) in the wrong place …