Inattention



[in-uh-ten-shuh n] /ˌɪn əˈtɛn ʃən/

noun
1.
lack of ; negligence.
2.
an act of neglect.
n.

1710, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + attention.

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    [in-uh-ten-tiv] /ˌɪn əˈtɛn tɪv/ adjective 1. not ; negligent. /ˌɪnəˈtɛntɪv/ adjective 1. not paying attention; heedless; negligent adj. 1741, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + attentive. Related: Inattentively; inattentiveness.

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