One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she was a bright and attentive scholar’
alert, awake, watchful, wide awake, observant, perceptive, percipient, acute, aware, noticing, heeding, heedful, mindful, vigilant, on guard, on one's guard, on one's toes, on the qui vive, on the lookout
concentrating, intent, absorbed, engrossed, focused, committed, studious, diligent, scrupulous, rigorous, earnest, interested
informal all ears, beady-eyed, not missing a trick, on the ball
2‘I haven't been the most attentive of husbands’
conscientious, considerate, thoughtful, kind, kindly, caring, tender, solicitous, understanding, sympathetic, obliging, accommodating, gallant, chivalrous
polite, well mannered, courteous, gracious, civil, respectful, reverential, dutiful, responsible
British informal decent
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