What is the opposite of attentive?

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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.”
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.”
Opposite of assiduously attending to the comfort or wishes of others
“In the fight against apathy, inconsiderate behavior and disrespect, let's try to remember manners don't cost a thing.”
Opposite of quick to notice any unusual and potentially dangerous or difficult circumstances
“He had his head buried in his phone and was unaware of oncoming traffic.”
Opposite of having or showing care and conscientiousness in one's work or duties
“All the best ideas are based on the premise that people are fundamentally lazy, and would rather be on their sofa than anywhere else.”
Opposite of overly cautious in style, lacking creativity or innovation
“With nothing left to lose, he has to employ some risky strategies in order to pull out an unexpected win.”
(keen on) Opposite of having an attraction to
“I have a deep physical attraction towards Boris, but I'm completely indifferent to his personality.”
Opposite of showing great attention to detail or correct behaviour
Opposite of extremely thorough, accurate and careful
“After a cursory examination, the Commission told the independents late in February that it was doing nothing.”
Opposite of not asleep
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.”
Opposite of very loyal in nature
“Ambitious, treacherous, and disloyal to his elder brother Llywelyn, he allowed himself to be manipulated by English kings.”
Opposite of responsive to stimuli
“It must be remembered that we are dealing with human beings and not with insentient objects.”
Opposite of providing encouragement or emotional help
“Her work with visual art and poetry has been done in a constricting and unsupportive vacuum.”
Opposite of feeling or showing love or great care
“During this period, Nelson was reported as being cold and distant to his wife, and his attention to Emma became the subject of gossip.”
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