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Definition of "attentive" []

  • Giving care or attention; watchful: attentive to detail. (adjective)
  • Marked by or offering devoted and assiduous attention to the pleasure or comfort of others. See Synonyms at thoughtful. (adjective)
  • Expressing affectionate interest through close observation and gallant gestures: He played the attentive suitor, complete with roses and bonbons. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "attentive" in a sentence
  • "His gaze was level, open, his expression attentive and intelligent."
  • "Pressures on ratings and earnings will likely continue over the next few months suggesting that investors must remain attentive to specific credit concerns."
  • "He blinked and tried to keep his expression attentive and humble."