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Definition of 'paying attention'


  1. paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people); "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences"
       Synonyms: attentiveness heed regard
       Antonyms: inattentiveness heedlessness


  1. taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention; "heedful of the warnings"; "so heedful a writer"; "heedful of what they were doing"
       Synonyms: heedful attentive thoughtful
       Antonyms: heedless thoughtless unheeding


  1. in an attentive manner; "he listened attentively"
       Synonyms: attentively with attention

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