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3 definitions found
 for 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Heedful of the comfort of others; courteous.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Heedful; intent; observant; mindful; regardful;
          circumspect; watchful.
          [1913 Webster] -- At*ten"tive*ly, adv. --
          At*ten"tive*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  attentive
      adj 1: (often followed by `to') giving care or attention;
             "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her
             patient"; "an attentive suitor" [ant: inattentive]
      2: taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention; "heedful
         of the warnings"; "so heedful a writer"; "heedful of what
         they were doing" [syn: heedful, attentive, thoughtful,
         paying attention] [ant: heedless, unheeding]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  129 Moby Thesaurus words for "attentive":
     accommodating, accommodative, accurate, advertent, affable, agile,
     agog, agreeable, alert, alive, all ears, all eyes, assiduous,
     attenuate, awake, aware, bright, cap in hand, careful, cautious,
     ceremonious, circumspect, civil, close, complaisant, concentrated,
     concentrating, conscientious, conscious, considerate, correct,
     courteous, courtly, critical, curious, deferential, delicate,
     demanding, detailed, diligent, dutiful, eager, earnest, exact,
     exacting, exigent, exquisite, fair, fine, finical, finicking,
     finicky, fussy, gallant, graceful, gracious, heedful, helpful,
     honorific, indulgent, intense, intent, intentive, interested, keen,
     lenient, listening, loving, meticulous, mindful, mindful of others,
     minute, narrow, nice, niggling, nimble, obliging, observant,
     observing, on the, on the alert, on the ball, on the job,
     open-eared, open-eyed, openmouthed, particular, polite, precise,
     precisianistic, precisionistic, prompt, punctilious, punctual,
     qui vive, quick, ready, reedy, refined, regardful, religious,
     respectful, rigid, rigorous, scrupulous, scrutinizing, sharp,
     sleepless, slender, slight, slim, smart, solicitous, strict,
     subtle, tactful, tender, tenuous, thoughtful, tolerant, twiggy,
     unblinking, unnodding, unsleeping, unwinking, urbane, wakeful,
     watchful, wide-awake
  
  

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