1. [ adjective ] showing a lack of attention

"inattentive students"

Related terms: attentive absent dreamy distracted drowsy forgetful careless negligent forgetful attention
2. [ adjective ] unwilling to hear
Synonyms: unheeding deaf_to unlistening
Related terms: deaf
3. [ adjective ] not showing due care or attention
Synonyms: neglectful

"inattentive students" "an inattentive babysitter" "neglectful parents"

Related terms: negligent
4. [ adjective ] inattentive because of lack of interest
Related terms: uninterested
5. [ adjective ] not paying attention
Synonyms: unvigilant unwatchful unobservant
Related terms: unalert
Similar spelling:   inattentively