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 for attentiveness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Attentive \At*ten"tive\ ([a^]t*t[e^]n"t[i^]v), a. [Cf. F.
     attentif.]
     1. Heedful; intent; observant; regarding with care or
        attention.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Attentive is applied to the senses of hearing and
           seeing, as, an attentive ear or eye; to the application
           of the mind, as in contemplation; or to the application
           of the mind, in every possible sense, as when a person
           is attentive to the words, and to the manner and
           matter, of a speaker at the same time.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Heedful of the comfort of others; courteous.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Heedful; intent; observant; mindful; regardful;
          circumspect; watchful.
          [1913 Webster] -- At*ten"tive*ly, adv. --
          At*ten"tive*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  attentiveness \at*ten"tive*ness\ n.
     1. the quality of paying careful attention; attentiveness to
        detail.
  
     Syn: heed, regard, paying attention.
          [PJC]
  
     2. paying particular notice (as to children or helpless
        people).
  
     Syn: heed, regard, paying attention.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others.
        [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  attentiveness
      n 1: paying particular notice (as to children or helpless
           people); "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends
           without heed to the consequences" [syn: attentiveness,
           heed, regard, paying attention] [ant: heedlessness,
           inattentiveness]
      2: the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others
      3: the trait of being observant and paying attention [ant:
         inattentiveness]

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