disattention

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ attention

Noun[edit]

disattention (countable and uncountable, plural disattentions)

  1. Lack of attention; failure to pay attention.
    • 1984, William Heyen, The Generation of 2000: contemporary American poets (page 341)
      The poem makes enormous demands: we are to be confronted with all our disattentions, with how small mind we pay to what is offered us.