attentivity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

attentive +‎ -ity

Noun[edit]

attentivity (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being attentive; attentiveness.
    • 1929, The Journal of Applied Psychology (American Psychological Association) XIII, page 232
      This confidence was soon dispersed among those of the “unstable” group, for their attentivity and confidence as well as satisfaction induced by a nearly successful performance, were soon broken down when slight failures chanced to enter into their learning. Elation over small successes and discouragement over slight failures is a characteristic practically always found among these psychopathic children.