Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun paying_attention

1 sense of paying attention

Sense 1
attentiveness, heed, regard, paying attention -- (paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people); "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences")
       => attention, attending -- (the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others)

Similarity of adj paying_attention

1 sense of paying attention

Sense 1
heedful (vs. heedless), attentive, thoughtful, paying attention -- (taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention; "heedful of the warnings"; "so heedful a writer"; "heedful of what they were doing")

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