Definitions for "Inattentive"
Not attentive; not fixing the mind on an object; heedless; careless; negligent; regardless; as, an inattentive spectator or hearer; an inattentive habit.
One of the behavioral categories used to identify the symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, defined as exhibiting a lack of attention. See also: ADHD See also: Treatment
Slackers don't pay attention to their work, and one can certainly understand why. But, as Simone Weil discovered, attention is not a matter of holding one's breath and wrinkling one's brow, but "suspending our thought, leaving it detached, empty, and ready to be penetrated by the object." This kind of attention, or mindfulness, is only possible in the state of perfect idleness. See: ABSENTMINDED, DISTRACTED, FORGETFUL.
Keywords:  unwilling, hear
unwilling to hear