paying attention

Definitions of paying attention

adj taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention

attentive, heedful, thoughtful
heedless, unheeding
marked by or paying little heed or attention
careless, regardless
(usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration
deaf, indifferent
(usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed
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n paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)

attentiveness, heed, regard
heedlessness, inattentiveness
a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
advertence, advertency
the process of being heedful
Type of:
attending, attention
the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others

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