Synonyms for inattentive

Synonyms for (adjective) inattentive

Synonyms: inattentive

Definition: showing a lack of attention or care

Usage: inattentive students; an inattentive babysitter

Similar words: scatty, absent, absentminded, abstracted

Definition: lost in thought; showing preoccupation

Usage: an absent stare; an absentminded professor; the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence


Similar words: distracted, distrait

Definition: having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety


Similar words: dreamy, moony, woolgathering

Definition: dreamy in mood or nature

Usage: a woolgathering moment


Similar words: yawning, drowsy, oscitant

Definition: showing lack of attention or boredom

Usage: the yawning congregation


Similar words: oblivious, forgetful

Definition: failing to keep in mind

Usage: forgetful of her responsibilities; oblivious old age


Synonyms: inattentive, neglectful

Definition: not showing due care or attention

Usage: inattentive students; an inattentive babysitter; neglectful parents

Similar words: negligent

Definition: characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern

Usage: negligent parents; negligent of detail; negligent in his correspondence