Synonyms of inattentive
- 1. inattentive (vs. attentive), absent, absentminded, abstracted, scatty, distracted, distrait, dreamy, moony, woolgathering, drowsy, oscitant, yawning(prenominal), forgetful, oblivious, careless, forgetful#3, oblivious, negligent
- usage: showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"
- 2. inattentive, neglectful, negligent (vs. diligent)
- usage: not showing due care or attention; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"; "neglectful parents"
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Definition and meaning of inattentive (Dictionary)