from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Giving care or attention; watchful: attentive to detail.
- adj. Marked by or offering devoted and assiduous attention to the pleasure or comfort of others. See Synonyms at thoughtful.
- adj. Expressing affectionate interest through close observation and gallant gestures: He played the attentive suitor, complete with roses and bonbons.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Heedful; intent; observant; regarding with care or attention.
- adj. Heedful of the comfort of others; courteous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by or of the nature of attention; heedful; intent; observant; regarding with care; mindful: as, an attentive ear or eye; an attentive listener; an attentive act.
- Characterized by consideration or observant care; assiduous in ministering to the comfort or pleasure of others; polite; courteous: as, attentive to the ladies.
- Synonyms Regardful, watchful, circumspect, wary, careful, thoughtful, alert.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
- adj. (often followed by `to') giving care or attention
From Old French attentif (Wiktionary)