HyperDic: paying_attention

English > 2 senses of the expression paying attention:
NOUNcognitionpaying attention, attentiveness, heed, regardpaying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
ADJECTIVEallpaying attention, heedful, attentive, thoughtfultaking heed
English > paying attention: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningtaking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention.
Synonymsheedful, attentive, thoughtful
Attribute ofattentiveness, heed, regard, paying attentionpaying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
Oppositeheedless, unheedingmarked by or paying little heed or attention
Spanishatento, consciente
Catalanatent
English > paying attention: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaningpaying particular notice (as to children or helpless people).
Synonymsattentiveness, heed, regard
Attributesheedful, attentive, thoughtful, paying attentiontaking heed
heedless, unheedingmarked by or paying little heed or attention
Narroweradvertence, advertencyThe process of being heedful
Broaderattention, attendingThe process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
Oppositeinattentiveness, heedlessnessA lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
Spanishatención
Catalanatenció

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