Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Giving attention; observant thoughtful; polite.

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Usage examples "attentive":

  1. Always attentive to the wants of his command, his men are always the last to be out of supplies of rations or clothing. - "Three Years in the Federal Cavalry", Willard Glazier.
  2. Justice Miller's opinion concludes as follows: " We have thus given, in this case, a most attentive consideration to all the questions of law and fact which we have thought to be properly involved in it. - "Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State", Stephen Field; George C. Gorham.
  3. Cornelius heard me with an attentive look, then placing his hand on my arm, said, quietly- " Oh, Daisy, what a lesson!" - "Daisy Burns (Volume 2)", Julia Kavanagh.