What is the opposite of attentive?

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Opposite of being alert or on top of things by paying close attention
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Opposite of assiduously attending to the comfort or wishes of others
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Opposite of ready and willing
“Tom wasn't accustomed to detail and became apathetic to what his coach had to say.”
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Opposite of without dare; lacking creativity or innovation
“With nothing left to lose, he has to employ some risky strategies in order to pull out an unexpected win.”
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(keen on) Opposite of having an attraction to
“I have a deep physical attraction towards Boris, but I'm completely indifferent to his personality.”
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Opposite of showing great attention to detail or correct behaviour
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Opposite of extremely thorough, accurate and careful
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Opposite of not asleep
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Opposite of characterized by conscientious attention to details
“It was evident that the editor had merely given the report a cursory glance based on the number of grammatical mistakes it contained.”
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Opposite of having affection or warm regard
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Opposite of having a sociable and likable personality
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“Joe was an unsociable and obnoxious little boy who antagonized everyone around him.”
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Opposite of having or displaying an appreciation of the feelings of others
“Despite sharing a relatively sincere apology, she was generally indifferent to their personal struggles.”
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Opposite of very loyal in nature
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Opposite of responsive to stimuli
“It must be remembered that we are dealing with human beings and not with insentient objects.”
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Opposite of having the appearance of deep, often melancholic, thinking
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Opposite of providing encouragement or emotional help
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