A child who always carefully listens to his mother's directions is an example of someone who is attentive.
- paying attention; observant
- considerate, courteous, devoted, etc.: an attentive husband
Origin of attentiveMiddle English and amp; Old French attentif ; from Medieval Latin attentivus: see attend
- Paying close attention; alert or observant: an attentive listener; attentive to detail. See Synonyms at careful.
- Showing care for the needs or desires of others; caring or courteous. See Synonyms at thoughtful.
(comparative more attentive, superlative most attentive)
From Old French attentif