Inattentive and Neglectful


Inattentive adjective - Not showing due care or attention.
Usage example: inattentive students

Neglectful is a synonym for inattentive in negligent topic. In some cases you can use "Neglectful" instead an adjective "Inattentive", when it comes to topics like careless, inconsiderate, thoughtless, heedless. popular alternative

Nearby Words: inattention, inattentively


Neglectful adjective - Failing to give proper care and attention.
Usage example: he's certainly not a neglectful father as he takes very good care of his children

Inattentive is a synonym for neglectful in careless topic. You can use "Inattentive" instead an adjective "Neglectful", if it concerns topics such as inconsiderate, thoughtless, heedless, negligent. popular alternative

Both words in one sentence

  • Rugrats almost deserves a category to itself, as the titular babies repeatedly wander off and go on adventures while their inattentive, some would say neglectful, parents are none the wiser.
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