inattention Definition

  • 1lack of attention or care
  • 2failure to give enough attention to someone or something

Using inattention: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "inattention" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The accident was caused by the driver's inattention.

  • Example

    Her inattention to detail led to several mistakes in the report.

  • Example

    The teacher scolded the student for his inattention in class.

inattention Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with inattention

  • to give your full attention to something or someone


    You need to pay attention in class if you want to do well on the test.

  • attention span

    the length of time that someone can concentrate on a task or activity


    Children often have a shorter attention span than adults.

  • a condition that affects a person's ability to focus and pay attention


    Children with ADD may have trouble paying attention in school.


Summary: inattention in Brief

The term 'inattention' [ˌɪnəˈtɛnʃən] refers to a lack of attention or care, or failure to give enough attention to someone or something. It is often used to describe mistakes or accidents caused by not paying attention, as in 'The accident was caused by the driver's inattention.' 'Inattention' extends into phrases like 'pay attention,' and conditions like 'attention deficit disorder (ADD),' which affect one's ability to focus.