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Adjective: paying attention
  1. Taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
    - heedful, attentive, thoughtful
Noun: paying attention
  1. Paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    "his paying attention to her wishes";
    - attentiveness, heed, regard

Derived forms: paying attentions

See also: heedless, unheeding

Type of: attending, attention