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Definition of "inattentive" []

  • Exhibiting a lack of attention; not attentive. (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 "inattentive" in a sentence
  • "Although lauded for his creative vision, he has faced criticism for what has been described as inattentive supervision."
  • "The active ingredient in marijuana, THC, actually makes people hyper and inattentive, which is exactly what parents of children with ADHD are trying to avoid."
  • "Sivak and Schoettle found that in 2005, 2,369 fatal accidents were blamed on "inattentive" driving – including eating, talking or using a phone."