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What is the opposite of attentive?

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Opposite of being alert or on top of things by paying close attention
“Some studies showed that refined sugar and food additives made children hyperactive and inattentive.”
Opposite of absorbed or engrossed, usually with something that is being presented
“He appeared disinterested with the job and gave the impression he thought it below his station in life.”
Opposite of assiduously attending to the comfort or wishes of others
“In the fight against apathy, inconsiderate behavior and disrespect, let's try to remember manners don't cost a thing.”
Opposite of diligent in performing a process or procedure
Opposite of cautious and having possible reservations
Opposite of showing great attention to detail
Opposite of accepting of one's legal or moral obligations and willing to do them well, and without complaint
Opposite of cautious or circumspect in style or approach
“With nothing left to lose, he has to employ some risky strategies in order to pull out an unexpected win.”
(keen on) Opposite of having an attraction to
“I have a deep physical attraction towards Boris, but I'm completely indifferent to his personality.”
Opposite of loving and affectionate towards (someone) in a close relationship
Opposite of extremely thorough, accurate and careful
“After a cursory examination, the Commission told the independents late in February that it was doing nothing.”
Opposite of having or displaying an appreciation of the feelings of others
“Despite sharing a relatively sincere apology, she was generally indifferent to their personal struggles.”
Opposite of very loyal in nature
“Ambitious, treacherous, and disloyal to his elder brother Llywelyn, he allowed himself to be manipulated by English kings.”
Opposite of animate and responsive to stimuli
“It must be remembered that we are dealing with human beings and not with insentient objects.”
Opposite of involved in a given matter
“Anyone uninvolved in the daily operation of community-supported agriculture is likely to underestimate the number of resources needed to make it function smoothly.”
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