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Noun: attentiveness  u'ten-tiv-nus
  1. Paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    "his attentiveness to her wishes";
    - heed, regard, paying attention
  2. The trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others
  3. The trait of being observant and paying attention

See also: attentive, heedful, heedless, paying attention, thoughtful, unheeding

Type of: attending, attention, considerateness, consideration, thoughtfulness, trait

Antonym: inattentiveness

Encyclopedia: Attentiveness