attentive


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Attentive \At*ten"tive\ ([a^]t*t[e^]n"t[i^]v), a. [Cf. F.
   attentif.]
   1. Heedful; intent; observant; regarding with care or
      attention.
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   Note: Attentive is applied to the senses of hearing and
         seeing, as, an attentive ear or eye; to the application
         of the mind, as in contemplation; or to the application
         of the mind, in every possible sense, as when a person
         is attentive to the words, and to the manner and
         matter, of a speaker at the same time.
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   2. Heedful of the comfort of others; courteous.
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   Syn: Heedful; intent; observant; mindful; regardful;
        circumspect; watchful.
        [1913 Webster] -- At*ten"tive*ly, adv. --
        At*ten"tive*ness, n.
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