Definition of unobservant in English:

unobservant

adjective

  • Not observant.

    ‘she can be pretty unobservant’
    • ‘You can read extremely edited highlights of the following interview in the latest edition of Web User magazine, out today (only 99p from all good newsagents, and free from all unobservant newsagents).’
    • ‘I said I hadn't noticed it, to which it replied, ‘That's because you are somewhat unobservant and also rather repressed.’’
    • ‘Blogger have recently added a new feature (well it's new to me, but I'm fairly unobservant, so it's probably been around for months) allowing you to create your own little profile page.’
    • ‘Fortunately he was very unobservant so I could keep flicking my eyes away from my book to see which page he was on, and as we passed through Harold Wood, I saw that he was reading my column.’
    • ‘The much-vaunted plot ‘twist’ stretches your credulity to the limit: suffice to say that in order to believe it, you would also have to believe that Skinner is woefully unobservant.’
    • ‘Two fraudulent uses of your debit/credit card on your checking account knowing that you are an unobservant idiot’
    • ‘Even after the trauma of the attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, this extraordinarily unobservant system creaked on.’
    • ‘You'd have to have been pretty unobservant not to know there was poverty in New Orleans.’
    • ‘Now, call me naive / unobservant / clueless, but I didn't realise that Qurious was designed for a slightly less heterosexual patron than I. I simply assumed the owner was rather indecisive on choice of colour scheme.’
    • ‘If she loved to talk, Mercedes was not unobservant, especially when she was observing these two.’
    • ‘The jokes in Daniel Goldfarb's affable comedy about an unlikely friendship between observant and unobservant Jews are as New York - specific as the cityscape set.’
    • ‘As it happens, we find we already have many Jews, many atheists and agnostics, and many relatively unobservant Christians and Buddhists.’
    • ‘It would only take an unobservant secretary or a slip of the pen and suddenly Selby's first team flanker Duncan Phillips is dropped to the thirds, while his brother Owen is handed a place in Yorkshire One side.’
    • ‘Akra Jr has started to use two new words in their correct context today (actually, he may have been using them before but has only just registered in unobservant mummy's brain today).’
    • ‘Twice when I have been crossing with my child I have nearly been knocked down by speeding unobservant drivers - it's not a very nice encounter.’
    • ‘It sounded like they were in the middle of a song, though I hadn't remembered the music coming in, though maybe I was just being unobservant, or something.’
    • ‘He would have then given me my false 10p back, but I would have been safe in the knowledge that eventually I would be able to pass it on, to someone as stupid and unobservant as me.’
    • ‘To tell you the truth, I've never really been aware of them but, being the unobservant sort, I'm unreliable in such things.’
    • ‘However, it would be a mistake to suppose that Walker was foolish or unobservant.’
    • ‘You'd have to be very unobservant not to have noticed that there are an awful lot of bloggers with an avowedly (and sometimes aggressively) libertarian political philosophy.’
    rash, unwise, careless, heedless, thoughtless, reckless, unthinking, imprudent, misguided, ill-advised, ill-judged, injudicious, impolitic, unguarded, foolhardy, foolish
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Pronunciation

unobservant

/ʌnəbˈzəːv(ə)nt/