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1‘a moment of inattention which could have cost lives’
lack of concentration, distraction, inattentiveness, preoccupation, absent-mindedness, daydreaming, dreaminess, reverie, wool-gathering, abstraction, staring into space, obliviousness
informal brain fart
2‘his inattention to duty’
negligence, neglect, neglectfulness, disregard, slackness, remissness, laxness
forgetfulness, carelessness, thoughtlessness, heedlessness
indifference, unconcern, inconsideration
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