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

  Inattentive \In`at*ten"tive\, a. [Cf. F. inattentif.]
     Not attentive; not fixing the mind on an object; heedless;
     careless; negligent; regardless; as, an inattentive spectator
     or hearer; an inattentive habit. --I. Watts.
     Syn: Careless; heedless; regardless; thoughtless; negligent;
          remiss; inadvertent. -- In`at*ten"tive*ly, adv. --
          In`at*ten"tive*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
           [syn: inattentiveness, heedlessness] [ant:
           attentiveness, heed, paying attention, regard]
      2: the trait of not being considerate and thoughtful of others
         [ant: attentiveness]

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