What is the opposite of attentive?

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Adjective
Opposite of being alert or on top of things by paying close attention
“Some studies showed that refined sugar and food additives made children hyperactive and inattentive.”
Adjective
Opposite of absorbed or engrossed, usually with something that is being presented
“He appeared disinterested with the job and gave the impression he thought it below his station in life.”
Adjective
Opposite of assiduously attending to the comfort or wishes of others
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“In the fight against apathy, inconsiderate behavior and disrespect, let's try to remember manners don't cost a thing.”
Adjective
Opposite of showing great attention to detail or correct behavior
Adjective
Opposite of hard-working, diligent or regular (in attendance or work)
Adjective
Opposite of diligent in performing a process or procedure
Adjective
Opposite of accepting of one's legal or moral obligations and willing to do them well, and without complaint
Adjective
Opposite of cautious or circumspect in style or approach
“With nothing left to lose, he has to employ some risky strategies in order to pull out an unexpected win.”
Adjective
(keen on) Opposite of having an attraction to
“I have a deep physical attraction towards Boris, but I'm completely indifferent to his personality.”
Adjective
Opposite of loving and affectionate towards (someone) in a close relationship
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Opposite of extremely thorough, accurate and careful
“After a cursory examination, the Commission told the independents late in February that it was doing nothing.”
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Opposite of very loyal in nature
“Ambitious, treacherous, and disloyal to his elder brother Llywelyn, he allowed himself to be manipulated by English kings.”
Adjective
Opposite of animate and responsive to stimuli
“It must be remembered that we are dealing with human beings and not with insentient objects.”
Adjective
Opposite of providing encouragement or emotional help
“Her work with visual art and poetry has been done in a constricting and unsupportive vacuum.”
Adjective
Opposite of involved in a given matter
“Anyone uninvolved in the daily operation of community-supported agriculture is likely to underestimate the number of resources needed to make it function smoothly.”
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