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"attentive" in British English

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attentiveadjective

uk   /əˈten.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/
  • 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 totheirstudents'needs.
attentively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
The ​childrensat listening attentively to the ​story.
attentiveness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of attentive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"attentive" in American English

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attentiveadjective

 us   /əˈten·tɪv/
listening or ​watchingcarefully: an attentive ​audience
attentively
adverb  us   /əˈten·tɪv·li/
The ​childrenlistened attentively to the ​story.
(Definition of attentive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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