At*ten"tive (#), a. [Cf. F. attentif.]
Heedful; intent; observant; regarding with care or attention.
⇒ Attentive is applied to the senses of hearing and seeing, as, an attentive ear or eye; to the application of the mind, as in contemplation; or to the application of the mind, in every possible sense, as when a person is attentive to the words, and to the manner and matter, of a speaker at the same time.
Heedful of the comfort of others; courteous.
Syn. -- Heedful; intent; observant; mindful; regardful; circumspect; watchful.
-- At*ten"tive*ly, adv. -- At*ten"tive*ness, n.
© Webster 1913.