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attentive

adjective uk   /əˈten.tɪv/ us    /-t̬ɪv/

attentive adjective (LISTENING)

listening carefully: an attentive audience

attentive adjective (HELPING)

If someone is attentive, they are very helpful and take care of you: He was very attentive to her when she was ill. A good teacher is always attentive to their students' needs.
attentively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The children sat listening attentively to the story.
attentiveness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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