1. a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
Syn: ↑heedlessness
Ant: ↑attentiveness
Derivationally related forms: ↑heedless (for: ↑heedlessness)
Hypernyms: ↑inattention
2. the trait of not being considerate and thoughtful of others
Ant: ↑attentiveness
Derivationally related forms: ↑inattentive
Hypernyms: ↑trait
Hyponyms: ↑carelessness, ↑sloppiness

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