attent

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Etymology[edit]

Latin attentus.

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Adjective[edit]

attent (comparative more attent, superlative most attent)

  1. (archaic) Attentive, heedful; intent. [from 15th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.9:
      Whylest thus he talkt, the knight with greedy eare / Hong still upon his melting mouth attent […].
    • Bible, 2 Chron. vi 40
      Let thine ears be attent unto the prayer.
    • 1874, James Thomson, The City of Dreadful Night, XIV
      All patiently awaited the event
      Without a stir or sound, as if no less
      Self-occupied, doomstricken while attent.

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Adjective[edit]

attent (comparative attenter, superlative attentst)

  1. observant, perceptive
  2. courteous

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