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attentiveadjective

us   /əˈten·tɪv/
listening or watching carefully: an attentive audience
attentively
adverb us   /əˈten·tɪv·li/
The children listened attentively to the story.
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attentiveadjective

uk   /əˈten.tɪv/ us   /əˈten.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 to their students' needs.
attentively
adverb uk   /əˈten.tɪv.li/ us   /əˈten.t̬ɪv.li/
The children sat listening attentively to the story.
attentiveness
noun [U] uk   /əˈten.tɪv.nəs/ us   /əˈten.t̬ɪv.nəs/
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