Attentiveness and Heedlessness


Attentiveness noun - The state of being constantly attentive and responsive to signs of opportunity, activity, or danger.
Usage example: your attentiveness prevented a potentially bad accident

Heedlessness is an antonym for attentiveness.


Heedlessness noun - Failure to take the care that a cautious person usually takes.
Usage example: the dog's lack of protection against rabies was purely due to his owner's heedlessness

Attentiveness is an antonym for heedlessness.
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