Careful and Inattentive


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Careful adjective – Having or showing a close attentiveness to avoiding danger or trouble.
Usage example: careful drivers slow down on slick or icy roadways

Inattentive is an antonym for careful in cautious topic.
Nearby Words: care, careless, carelessly, carefully, carefulness
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Inattentive adjective – Showing a lack of attention or care.
Careful is an antonym for inattentive in preoccupied topic.
Nearby Words: inattention, inattentively
Antonyms for Inattentive
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viewer careful viewer inattentive viewer
driver careful driver inattentive driver
player careful player inattentive player
listener careful listener inattentive listener
Other nouns: reader, players.
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Inattentive or Careful. 2016. Accessed January 21, 2022.

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