Synonym of attentive

Alternative for attentive

Antonym: careless, inattentive,

Adjective

Being alert or on top of things by paying close attention
observant alert intent watchful concentrating heedful mindful aware focused vigilant acute heeding noticing perceptive percipient studious interested listening regardful careful committed deep diligent earnest focussed rapt rigorous scrupulous awake tentie tenty assiduous reckful open-eyed beady-eyed on guard not missing a trick on the lookout paying attention Argus-eyed on one's toes on the qui vive on the job on the ball wide awake wide-awake on your toes listening carefully wary circumspect on the alert cautious chary guarded cagey conscious prudent considerate alive all ears leery prepared gingerly safe ready sharp apprehensive on your guard conservative cognizant canny thoughtful on the watch sensible eagle-eyed observing sharp-eyed keen hawk-eyed intelligent on tiptoe wakeful sensitive sentient quick keen-eyed wise with eyes peeled discerning discreet calculating politic unsleeping discriminating wired suspicious active gimlet-eyed sleepless with eyes like a hawk insomniac observative judicious informed apperceptive witting bright knowing ware understanding anxious attending reserved perceiving clear-sighted respectful defensive sharp-sighted bright-eyed and bushy-tailed protective heads up fast on the draw with it keeping a weather eye on things solicitous advertent intentive waking restless deliberate animate receptive astir conscientious knowledgeable agog hip alive to insomnolent diplomatic tactful sagacious measured conversant reticent awake to responsive restrained provident self-aware clever spirited aware of sensible of softly-softly cognizant of wise to alert to recognizing tossing and turning switched on on to regardful of recognizant of au courant hip to recognising psyched up watching out thinking twice lynx-eyed hesitant moderate controlled on alert precautious walking on eggs watching one's step noncommittal playing safe handling with kid gloves keeping on one's toes good hands with weather eye open keeping a weather eye on looking to sensitive to keeping your eyes peeled with reservations looking for able to recognize in on on toes waiting on dutiful concerned zealous deferent deferential hooked glued unhurried taking notice duteous arrect jealous sage sophisticated perky with one's eyes open keeping one's eyes skinned reluctant non-committal keen-sighted insomnious expectant sensatory punctilious watching quick-witted vague unrevealing aroused awakened restive live living feeling with one's eyes skinned sensorial sensory not sleeping agile astute fully awake wide-eyed overcareful overcautious reactive tentative excited stirring up lucid roused playing one's cards close to one's chest keeping one's eyes peeled keeping a weather eye open keeping one's eyes open sensuous shrewd suspecting forethoughtful all there whip-smart perspicacious sentimental emotional flesh-and-blood breathing seeing sapient sensate belt-and-braces hedging one's bets walking on egg shells with one's eyes peeled taking it slow clued up with your wits about you on top of vital on the stick lively quick off the mark quick on the uptake clued-in upon one's guard sensile surveying discovering deducing correct eager detecting searching contemplating considering questioning comprehending penetrating doubting unwasteful saving sly frugal thrifty sparing strategic close-lipped accepting hearkening receiving capable of feeling in the right mind up and about acquainted apprised judgmatic close-mouthed judgmatical noting assured sure remarking certain kid-glove delicate X-ray eye not missing much disturbed unsettled having foresight like a clam civil reasonable temperate on lookout worldly-wise not rash in the know about responsive to mindful of seized of ware of hep to clued-up on percipient of jumpy fidgeting on edge without sleep antsy strung out troubled fidgety edgy jazzed conscious of chary of wary of acquainted with careful of watchful of heedful of plugged in tuned in in the know be up on know ins and outs know all the answers insightful pragmatic expedient commonsensical tactical considered far-sighted logical forearmed thorough advisable smart levelheaded practical sound forehanded rational savvy incisive well judged well advised farsighted enterprising close resourceful gentle calm gradual visionary desirable patient sane having eyes in the back of your head with one's eyes opened equipped economical well-prepared meticulous far-seeing foresighted fastidious level-headed healthy common-sense parsimonious tight penny-pinching mean finicky methodical fine ingenious well-advised well thought out intuitive adroit balanced reasoned dexterous brilliant cerebral mature analytical intellectual piercing skilful cagy precocious genius complex sharp-witted rapier-like dextrous subtle fly analytic intriguing deft experienced brainy skillful razor-like razor-sharp exacting ratiocinative detailed well thought-out well-grounded

Adjective

Absorbed or engrossed, usually with something that is being presented
absorbed engrossed captivated enthralled immersed riveted enrapt fascinated glued gripped hooked intrigued preoccupied occupied rapt hanging on every word all ears focused intent focussed deep observant wrapped up involved lost held engaged consumed concentrated fixed beguiled concentrating charmed caught up entranced enchanted fixated spellbound hypnotized mesmerized gone interested hypnotised single-minded mesmerised earnest steady intense studious steadfast watchful really into head over heels alert dedicated motivated resolute enraptured infatuated bewitched busy into taken up locked in dialed in turned on tied up hung up in a brown study up to here delighted trapped connected on task buried captive bound-up up to your ears deep in thought whole entire firm exclusive determined undivided all bound up resolved committed inflexible eat sleep and breathe obsessive obsessed fanatical mentally enchanted strong-minded persistent driven dogged intensive sedulous diligent industrious assiduous bugged monopolized submerged focused on intent on gripped by riveted by engaged with monopolised preoccupied by captivated by beguiled by engaged in fiend for intrigued by mesmerized by hypnotized by fixated by heavily into caught up in taken up with all wound up up to here in transfixed enamored settled enthusiastic enticed enamoured set on hooked on deep in smitten happy devoted working employed passionate distracted active keen wrapped up in abstracted bustling at work hell-bent tied-up stuck on transported queer besotted concerned thrilled intoxicated monomaniacal hopping preoccupied with single-minded about obsessive about possessed by hung up on engrossed in dedicated to enthusiastic about devoted to immersed in under a spell hard-pressed potty about nuts about gone on wild on on the job on the go on the hop diverted crazy about dotty about taken knee-deep hard at it hard at work prepossessed tickled pleased set ardent fervent amused exhilarated dazzled tantalized attracted seduced titillated entertained unavailable wrapped absent-minded sent tantalised laborious overloaded in harness energetic snowed busy as a bee tied down taken over rushed off your feet on the move sunk in have a prior engagement absorbed in up to one's ears passionate about have one's hands full interested in on assignment involved in have a previous engagement wound up busy as a beaver at it with a customer having a one-track mind possessed up to your eyes up to your elbows entangled sunk steeped attached bent centered obsessed with busy with eager centred wackadoodle wackadoo infatuated with fanatical about paranoid neurotic insistent enfolded laughing smiling besotted with impatient up to one's ears in fervid feverish crazy rapturous ignorant in the grip of ecstatic impassioned nuts full pleasantly occupied absentminded entranced by fascinated by distracted by taken up by distrait dreamy enthralled by spellbound by participating dotty on duty somewhere else in a world of one's own with one's head in the clouds wool-gathering not there miles away not with us rhapsodic giddy elevated euphoric elated rhapsodical heady dutiful in a meeting blissful ravished influential faithful devout activist contributing on active service otherwise engaged cheered relaxed absent joyful inattentive dreaming overwhelmed content daydreaming unconscious oblivious pleasurably entertained in conference already taken tireless forward excited overpowered very interested aroused time-poor lively carried away blissed out having fun enjoying oneself having enough on one's plate having a full plate hustling harried having fish to fry efficient rushed off one's feet slaving in demand on the run having many irons in the fire hard-working hardworking go-getting two-fisted go-ahead fond of sold on in love with extremely curious very inquisitive highly interested extremely interested very curious utilized utilised clocked up on the trot too much on plate

Adjective

Tending to ask questions or to investigate, typically for information or knowledge
curious inquisitive probing questioning quizzical enquiring inquiring interrogative investigative querying scrutinising scrutinizing enthusiastic examining inspecting fascinated interested intrigued keen agog eager excited moved captivated gripped riveted absorbed affected engrossed intent enticed focussed focused stimulated enthused entranced hooked inspired ambitious desirous inspirited roused ardent avid impressed inquisitorial beady-eyed into attracted drawn caught predisposed rapt obsessed sold lured taken touched earnest snoopy nosy responsive awakened fired all ears gone occupied struck sympathetic open burning with curiosity on the case eat sleep and breathe bewitched besotted enamoured enamored fond crazed smitten mesmerised mesmerized spellbound mad keen on enthralled by devoted to passionate about struck on mad about fixated by addicted to hooked on riveted by interested in enamored of attached to enthusiastic about mesmerized by twitterpated by attracted to nuts about turned on gone on crazy about bewitched by besotted with infatuated with hungry for fascinated by intent on smitten with eager for sweet on love-struck by enchanted by charmed by hung up fond of captivated by wild about obsessed with taken with enamoured of beguiled by partial to gripped by in love with intrigued by infatuated devoted passionate fanatical preoccupied crazy fixated single-minded monomaniacal hypnotized wild wrapped up in intense preoccupied with single-minded about hell-bent preoccupied by obsessive about possessed by hung up on busy hypnotised engrossed in caught up in dedicated to immersed in potty about wild on stuck on dotty about zealous in love nuts immersed consumed very keen on really into potty engaged lost enthralled distracted buried involved concerned deep queer addicted caught up sunk in taken over wrapped up absorbed in up to here heavily into up to here in taken up head over heels focused on locked in tied up involved in dialed in up to your ears wound up deep in thought having a one-track mind attached taken up with prepossessed happy impassioned wackadoodle wackadoo fanatical about paranoid neurotic charmed entertained dotty fervid fervent overwrought dizzy in the grip of daft nutso hysterical hot for beside oneself very enthusiastic mad on using prying intrusive snooping wasted abusing jonesing for dependent on shooting up under the influence dependent strung out jonesing on prone habituated with a … habit peering spying over-curious eavesdropping over-interested meddling meddlesome nosy-parkering nosey busybody interfering nosy-parker big-eyed personal speculative challenging analytical searching nebby impertinent forward presumptuous poking officious prurient sifting

Adjective

Done with or showing thought and attention
careful painstaking conscientious scrupulous meticulous accurate fastidious particular punctilious thorough assiduous fussy precise deliberate diligent exhaustive heedful industrious judicious methodical orderly provident rigorous sedulous cautious circumspect dedicated exact faithful finicky full intensive laborious strict thoughtful concerned elaborate exacting observant prim regardful religious searching solid thoroughgoing chary correct discreet loving nice perfectionist pernickety persnickety picky selfdisciplined strenuous in-depth going to great lengths by the book by the numbers studious close minute ultra-careful persevering pedantic hard-working persistent zealous unflagging intent detailed busy demanding active tireless constant engaged employed bustling punctual working plugging earnest indefatigable keen tenacious dogged untiring mathematical swotty tied-up hopping occupied conscionable finical nitpicking proper overnice hair-splitting pertinacious eager beaver watchful concentrating listening concentrated focused fussbudget stickler intense alert unremitting determined circumstantial unwearied steady delicate fine pinpoint focussed grinding whiz refined hairline reliable tough complete dependable upright right insistent patient playing safe hanging in hanging tough walking on eggs spot-on stilted stiff formal stiff-necked decorous starchy ceremonious minding p's and q's heart and soul into overconscientious overscrupulous polite formalistic civil seemly courteous conventional right on good eye driven committed steadfast unrelenting eager slogging persisting operose plodding systematic choosy discriminating critical regular efficient choosey comprehensive unerring ordered dainty structured finicking scientific discerning fussbudgety organized selective old-maidish businesslike all-out all-inclusive faddy logical planned methodic all-embracing neat nit-picky extensive hard to please nit-picking faddish well organized organised systematized sweeping coherent rigid fixed methodized out-and-out systematised severe discriminative literal profound well ordered choicy sharp difficult skilful skillful unmistakable defined acute squeamish tidy explicit over-particular blow-by-blow full-dress disciplined well-ordered veridical stringent true well-regulated faultless serious matter-of-fact total well thought out encyclopedic deep sensitive particularized definite routine on the button all-encompassing far-reaching on the nose compendious itemized practical controlled hairsplitting clean clocklike inflexible universal embracive inclusive cyclopedic panoramic omnibus perceptive arranged prissy hypercritical specific whole-hog from A to Z encyclopaedic systematical together authentic veracious cover-all all-in broad-gauge broad-gauged difficult to please truthful factual well planned well regulated uncompromising just genuine astute particularised itemised deft concrete distinct perfect definitive discriminatory ultraprecise tasteful full-scale hard subtle clear-cut nuanced widespread considered purposeful standardized sticklerish over-fastidious overcritical heavy hellacious select eclectic puritanical pass-remarkable inch-perfect global overdelicate standard consistent exquisite slick rough well-organized finespun radical opinionated analytical coordinated fiddly spot on on the mark bang on standardised expeditious stickling joined-up effective impossible to please soup to nuts all the way royal plenty absolute slam-bang wary on the money important considerable professional thoroughpaced calculated measured microscopic carping nonrandom mincing workaday meaningful substantial significant tricky duteous umbrella overprecise competent complex complicated pure prudish stuffy thoroughly extensively sure captious easily disgusted queasy very careful wall-to-wall fretful fuddy-duddy obsessive priggish full-blown catholic practised precision overparticular no stone unturned the word cultivated crossing the t's white-glove dotting the i's ultra-fine fine-drawn dead on incorrupted winning superior nifty Victorian strait-laced schoolmarmish pragmatic unwavering concerted lethal deadly on target well aimed shrewd insightful perspicacious practiced accomplished enterprising hardworking direct vigorous all-absorbing errorless cultured discriminational differential unambiguous flawless certain prompt timely artistic aesthetic specialized specialised infallible explosive heavy-duty violent vehement excruciating vicious fearsome ghastly high-pressure fierce terrible resolute frightful dreadful blistering furious ferocious almighty fearful wise with good taste individualising prudent individualizing esthetic error-free accelerated fast speeded-up lifelike fair convincing realistic immediate seasonable on time early speedy veristic verisimilar recurrent in good time on the dot periodic cyclic quick ready true to life telling it like it is on the nail fact-based on the beam testing challenging to schedule in time on schedule when expected well timed arduous gruelling taxing spot on time under the wire bang on time onerous toilsome word-perfect grueling burdensome leaving no stone unturned as it really happened murderous killer back-breaking tall uphill pick-and-shovel tiring moiling backbreaking killing Augean sweaty punishing formidable effortful rugged herculean exigent Herculean trying weighty grievous oppressive trim well-kept shipshape in order regulated framed set-up alike uniform spick-and-span rangé all together in apple-pie order to rights in shape neat as button neat as pin in good shape

Adjective

Overly cautious in style, lacking creativity or innovation
safe cautious circumspect prudent chary boring dead dull flat ho-hum humdrum insipid mind-numbing monotonous old repetitious routine stale tedious tiresome tiring unexciting uninteresting unvaried wearisome timid calculating careful considerate gingerly heedful unadventurous wary conservative unenterprising leery guarded alert vigilant watchful cagey discreet observant canny restrained hesitant mindful politic suspicious on guard on the lookout aware thoughtful reluctant on the qui vive judicious reserved scrupulous apprehensive moderate measured discriminating on the alert on your toes on the watch sly shrewd tentative fastidious shy delicate diplomatic tactful reticent intelligent unhurried temperate frugal deliberate thrifty sagacious sparing perceptive wise controlled provident noncommittal awake precautious softly-softly with reservations keeping a weather eye on walking on eggs playing safe watching one's step watching out all ears with eyes peeled thinking twice keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves squeamish dainty protective wide-awake non-committal sage doubting unwasteful saving vague unrevealing wide awake sensible punctilious overcareful overcautious playing one's cards close to one's chest strategic close-lipped judgmatic discerning close-mouthed judgmatical kid-glove having foresight like a clam civil reasonable on lookout worldly-wise not rash cunning designing manipulative devious crafty scheming Machiavellian uneasy prepared ready keeping one's eyes peeled psyched up on the job on one's toes open-eyed wired tentie keeping a weather eye open fast on the draw switched on keeping one's eyes open hip tenty Argus-eyed conscientious regardful timorous traditional unimaginative conventional loath distrustful sceptical dubious mistrustful doubtful paying attention taking notice uncreative straight strait-laced narrow-minded square stay-at-home stuffy limited afraid nervous averse disinclined mean disingenuous artful conniving slippery slick guileful sharp unscrupulous foxy contriving wily parsimonious stingy iffy stick-in-the-mud uptight inhibited miserly constrained skeptical economical particular subtle premeditating slim suspecting forethoughtful on your guard belt-and-braces hedging one's bets walking on egg shells with one's eyes peeled taking it slow meticulous on the ball thorough painstaking diligent assiduous exacting rigorous studious finicky fussy exact laborious correct solicitous strict industrious sedulous punctual not missing a trick alive concentrating methodical accurate nice persnickety demanding respectful beady-eyed sensitive conscionable wakeful precise concerned conscious eagle-eyed keen-eyed picky searching polite ultra-careful keen sharp-eyed zealous religious hawk-eyed loving pedantic on tiptoe intent active earnest observative persevering quick dedicated understanding interested defensive pernickety acute perfectionist unsleeping hard-working anxious nitpicking courteous with eyes like a hawk gimlet-eyed keeping a weather eye on things sleepless unselfish obliging caring kind insomniac observing accommodating intentive advertent cognizant focused listening duteous sympathetic bright deep committed cooperative detailed unflagging gracious focussed eager elaborate thoroughgoing waking finical strenuous close minute knowing orderly astir faithful agog tender overnice stickling nit-picky heads up keeping your eyes peeled looking for bright-eyed and bushy-tailed by the numbers waiting on with weather eye open looking to by the book on alert on toes dutiful jealous deferential deferent glued hooked arrect with one's eyes open keeping one's eyes skinned worried considered systematic with one's eyes skinned microscopic fussbudget stickler ordered severe devoted perky gentle well organized fully awake wide-eyed crossing the t's white-glove dotting the i's minding p's and q's tough complete hanging in heart and soul into hanging tough upright reliable dependable insomnious astute restless restive aroused awakened mathematical foresighted tactical hair-splitting stilted decorous stiff stiff-necked proper ceremonious formal starchy not sleeping insomnolent balanced rational logical pragmatic reasoned levelheaded percipient heeding noticing excited stirring lucid up roused choosy difficult mature rapt right on seemly formalistic good eye overconscientious overscrupulous tossing and turning up and about busy surveying clear-sighted deducing considering comprehending penetrating discovering detecting contemplating questioning reckful persistent spirited clever well thought-out well-grounded jazzed tireless indefatigable faddy faddish selective old-maidish over-particular nit-picking kindly listening carefully dogged driven untiring tenacious fussbudgety finicking choosey compassionate benevolent helpful forbearing complaisant steadfast engaged constant pertinacious overparticular expectant charitable unrelenting employed bustling good hands with it overfastidious inflexible fretful hard to please picky-picky fuddy-duddy old maidish obsessive trivial old womanish prissy like a sport alive to selfless gallant friendly neighbourly slogging operose swotty plugging working persisting plodding indulgent chivalrous neighborly kindhearted sentient witting ware social thoughty conscious of aware of knowledgeable conversant sensible of eager beaver exhaustive well-bred upon one's guard awake to careful of chary of wary of cognizant of acquainted with watchful of wise to alert to heedful of intensive full solid prim au courant on to plugged in tuned in regardful of recognizant of hip to selfdisciplined in-depth in the know be up on know ins and outs know all the answers going to great lengths

Adjective

Respectful and considerate in nature
deferential respectful civil courteous dutiful polite regardful considerate obedient reverential submissive complaisant humble obeisant obsequious thoughtful awed fawning ingratiating subservient toadying acquiescent biddable compliant deferent docile manageable pliant reverent slavish tractable yielding ingratiatory mannerly duteous devoted good faithful loyal well-behaved well disciplined obliging venerating well trained gracious solicitous gallant admiring courtly chivalrous appreciative conscientious well mannered well-mannered law-abiding amenable well-trained self-effacing punctilious dedicated responsible filial meek conformable accommodating malleable unresisting under control passive governable observant binding obligatory decent disciplined bootlicking tame pliable servile incumbent on docious willing hearsome sheeplike unquestioning resigned honoring honouring controllable in one's power wrapped around finger in one's pocket in one's clutches on a string at one's beck and call cooperative persuadable unassertive manipulable agreeable adaptable persuasible impressionable orderly subdued susceptible suggestible influenceable easy easily influenced lamblike abject mild sycophantic timid tolerant nonresistant quiet soft resistless ductile flexible devout self-abasing responsive proper well behaved spiritless receptive unprotesting grovelling groveling menial unresistant peaceful pious tolerating gentle longanimous civilized teachable milky conformist peaceable patient lowly accepting complying forbearing spineless easily handled honourable honorable righteous civilised ignoble solid virtuous cringing worshiping susceptive moral ethical easily swayed suasible restrained under one's thumb go-with-the-flow supple transformable bendy worshipping worshipful solemn upholding lawful conforming orthodox craven seemly weak-kneed long-suffering decorous base uncomplaining domesticated cool laid-back assenting supine non-resistant non-violent nonresisting amiable game workable nonviolent cowering downtrodden mean quiescent subject easily led calm enduring ready like putty in one's hands trained moldable Uriah Heepish like putty in your hands rolls with punches venerational putty in hands peacekeeping assentient accordant consentient following open trusting gullible controlled consenting under someone's control adoring loving bendable submitting easygoing childlike mellow usable complacent unassuming stoical easily manipulated acceding truckling ruly agreeing approving able to be influenced snivelling inferior weak mindful putty in one's hands tranquil convincible shy unobtrusive demure cowed tameable fatalistic reconciled philosophical spongy putty lithy sniveling dancing wimpish frightened boneless sequacious acquiescing assentive conciliatory taught wussy holy practising godly adapted well-disposed genial phlegmatic cordial satisfied stoic adjusted renouncing relinquishing accommodated sheepish supplicatory indulgent tamable easily persuaded at peace honest at one's mercy a slave to timorous unambitious hesitant tentative apprehensive fearful lenient well brought up well-brought-up correct untroublesome convenient amendable mim self-conscious non-resisting committed generous friendly high-minded worthy principled right-minded like a lamb to the slaughter good-natured easy-going good-humored good-tempered good-humoured clean-living upstanding upright unctuous adjustable practicing oily oleaginous low straight just respectable greasy toadyish lifeless slimy brown-nosing cringey smarmy soapy forelock-tugging arse-licking sucky excessively deferential apple-polishing non-aggressive above board under someone's thumb ass-kissing static reflexive bearing flaccid disinterested sleepy unreceptive asleep latent stolid flat motionless poker-faced moony idle unflappable dominated obeying comformable giving-in bowing down kowtowing surrendering subordinate placable beggarly eating crow eating humble pie despicable subjugated bullied browbeaten disciplinable handleable trainable oppressed intimidated repressed hands off unadventurous traditional conventional nagged going through motions walking through it constrained uxorious henpecked ground down treated like dirt without a mind of one's own in fear of one's partner led by the nose tied to someone's apron strings under the thumb subjected to nagging wife-ridden under someone's heel

Adjective

Having a sociable and likable personality
happy congenial friendly affable amiable bubbly cordial agreeable confident genial good-humoured kind kindly sweet affectionate amicable amical amusing approachable attached buddy-buddy chummy civil close comical companionable compatible complaisant comradely conciliatory confiding conversable convivial cooperative delightful easy entertaining faithful favourable favorable fond funny good good-humored good-natured good-tempered happy-go-lucky helpful hilarious hospitable intimate jocose jocular jovial kindred like-minded loving loyal neighbourly neighborly on good terms open outgoing peaceable peaceful pleasant pleasing receptive responsive sociable social sympathetic tender vibrant welcoming well-disposed gracious cheerful gregarious warm matey mellow clubby polite hail-fellow-well-met tolerant nice obliging easygoing benevolent pally cheery casual likeable extroverted warmhearted lenient mild likable relaxed humble carefree warm-hearted well disposed easy to get along with easy-going gentle down-to-earth natural nonchalant hearty free and easy heartfelt buoyant smiling extrovert enthusiastic sincere benign earnest wholehearted charitable eager bonhomous palsy palsy-walsy company-loving unconstrained unreserved unflappable uninhibited charming humoring great-hearted appealing urbane diplomatic undemanding familiar unaffected couthy clubable clubbable extraverted collegial humouring glowing cozy red-carpet hail-fellow affectious cosy courteous assent glad-handering fit unanimous adapted harmonious personable frictionless united suitable at ease sympathique well suited well-suited simpatico congruous consistent consonant regular fellow right neighborly generous unselfish magnanimous understanding thoughtful considerate supportive acquiescent altruistic moderate bighearted accommodating breezy decent patient compliant marshmallow softie fatherly genuine caring willing to please good-hearted kind-hearted even-tempered favourably disposed comforting inviting maternal liberal solicitous motherly compassionate amorous softhearted deep kindhearted empathetic paternal engaging amenable lovable big-hearted informal accessible tight winning tender-hearted winsome soft lovely beneficent indulgent goodhearted tenderhearted brotherly confidential communicative thick easy to get on with chivalrous mild-mannered inseparable soft-hearted chirpy benignant bland perky large-hearted boon merciful sweet-tempered calm civilized temperate fraternal available talkative suave civilised personal unstuffy bountiful sweet-natured gallant bosom near regular unctuous sensible humane open-handed unassuming attractive all heart harmless giving well-mannered well meaning respectful communal dear taking pacific non-hostile noble backslapping courtly in harmony of one mind ingratiating in tune open-minded blithe unpresumptuous prepossessing tactful inward especial in agreement in accord fun munificent bounteous swell lavish unstinting constant cool buddy buddy on same wavelength angelic unoffensive public-spirited as thick as thieves well intentioned forthcoming forbearing downright neighborly modest stately thick as thieves demonstrative guestfriendly folksy similar cliquey facile smooth familial brother's sibling genealogical charismatic enjoyable relishable preferable heroic courageous ladylike decorous gentlemanly good-looking expansive expressive wonderful clannish valiant in favour like presentable copacetic chilled genteel well-bred well mannered mannerly self-effacing akin captivating enchanting brave handsome couth in sympathy door's always open laid-back good company unemotional livable mushy as nice as pie sensitive reasonable jolly bluff quiet placid in favor canny nice-looking pretty bonny fresh officious snug fearless honourable intrepid honorable stout-hearted bold dauntless merry free-and-easy lively oily debonair meek soft-spoken shy moral non-confrontational laid back lamblike demure sisterly dovelike reverent retiring dove-like forgiving sweetheart aces comely okay white-hat cheering chipper upbeat high enlivening joyous upper up jocund sunny glad fast barley-sugar noble-minded valorous selfless unceremonious bombastic favourite firm devoted nonmalignant cherished eleemosynary soft touch propitious dutiful bleeding-heart big regardful openhearted feeling deferential wholesome benefic pitying greathearted princely humanitarian philanthropical fatherlike clement heart in right place philanthropic openhanded freehanded on the same wavelength boisterous vivacious nonthreatening sunny side up dearest special favorite knightly easy to live with conflict-free free nearest and dearest close-knit witty ungrudging good egg all right measured en rapport spirited waggish sprightly in unison in step in rapport free from disagreement seeing eye to eye free-handed well-meaning fabulous gassy non-malignant pro encouraging appreciative well-intentioned down encouraging of supporting of in favour of vicarious supportive of approving in favor of approving of responsive to having a heart on the side of friendly to favourably disposed to receptive to well disposed to favorably disposed well-disposed towards favourably disposed towards in sympathy with tuned in

Adjective

Having or displaying an appreciation of the feelings of others
sensitive perceptive sympathetic thoughtful feeling understanding receptive tactful comforting commiserating commiserative compassionate condoling considerate consoling empathetic empathic supportive sympathising sympathizing tender tenderhearted tender-hearted warm aware careful intuitive caring cognizant concerned conscious diplomatic discerning kind patient impressionable reactive responsive sensitised sensitized emotionable impressible insightful kindly knowing perceiving unselfish finely tuned supersensitive touchy feely tuned in turned on to benevolent humane gentle softhearted soft affectionate warmhearted kindhearted charitable pitying beneficent warm-hearted benignant loving kind-hearted good-hearted merciful soft-hearted generous helpful indulgent solicitous good-natured altruistic big-hearted all heart mild gracious tolerant lenient doting sweet encouraging sentimental maternal benign forgiving philanthropic goodhearted large-hearted soothing reassuring bleeding-heart giving selfless motherly fatherly fatherlike humanitarian friendly great-hearted open-hearted forbearing genial clement moved emotional obliging magnanimous human approachable bighearted consolatory uplifting inspiring nurturing inspiriting sorry philanthropical piteous protective fond vicarious appreciative boosting gratifying stimulating touchy-feely cheering cheerful fulfilling mushy nice amiable amicable having heart in right place bleeding heart comprehending open-minded well-disposed accommodating full of pity condolatory accepting interested fiery irritable sensorial vulnerable high-strung nervous sensible demonstrative fragile passionate sensory appreciating affirmative good paternal enthusiastic civilized approving positive gladdening heartening calming heartwarming decent accessible righteous liberal neighborly neighbourly pleasing broad-minded civilised ruthful sparing touched adopted imagined assumed welcome old softie well disposed do-good well meaning loving and giving well-intentioned stirred hospitable agreeable pleasant lovable personable impressed congenial affable lovely cordial likeable mellow melted stimulated affected influenced conciliatory easygoing prepossessing winsome delightful unpresumptuous charming unassuming engaging simpatico reasonable sweet-natured companionable barley-sugar as nice as pie likable sociable winning appealing taking mild-mannered enchanting good-tempered captivating good-humoured sweet-tempered good-humored even-tempered harmless deeply moved munificent greathearted angelic benefic well intentioned heart in right place well-mannered umbrageous hung up sentient easily affected sensile unstable wired ticklish delicate oversensitive susceptible seeing precise touchy precarious fine keen tense acute hypersensitive psychic sensatory tricky hearty easy-going permissive open pardoning pitiful condoning susceptive courteous wholesome eleemosynary unstinting soft touch cooperative polite chivalrous brotherly calm propitious unoffensive open-handed dutiful lavish princely big bounteous public-spirited regardful bountiful respectful gallant openhanded openhearted noble freehanded deferential

Adjective

Very loyal in nature
devoted dedicated faithful loyal true constant staunch steadfast committed devout fervent ardent concerned dutiful fervid steady fanatical keen enthusiastic fast good pious stanch adherent admiring consecrated supportive zealous true blue true-blue down-the-line firm unwavering resolute dependable unswerving reliable trusty trustworthy allegiant close unfaltering stalwart enduring dyed-in-the-wool wholehearted genuine loving tried and true tried and tested sincere earnest intimate sure passionate stable deep-dyed determined inseparable conscientious attached unfailing bosom honest solid honourable honorable upright card-carrying persistent immovable confirmed long-standing familiar trusted unshakeable boon established tried-and-true dear stubborn true-hearted vigorous uncompromising patriotic tried special cherished tenacious deep intense inveterate thorough responsible diehard friendly reverent deep-rooted vehement liege intent thoroughgoing chummy single-minded respectful thick tight as thick as thieves valued especial straight adoring inward strong treasured dogged near mad keen stout driven sworn buddy-buddy indefatigable hard-core entrenched unflinching best complete confidential obedient unshakable decent serious persevering abiding indomitable bound obstinate hard-working impassioned close-knit truthful out-and-out fixed affectionate deferential through and through scrupulous emphatic unyielding reverential pally die-hard matey sound diligent pure favorite never-failing obdurate pertinacious assiduous tireless pledged worshipping inexorable hardened purposeful absolute thick as thieves worshiping unrelenting unqualified utter unchanging unhesitating long-established resolved rigid favourite incorrigible untiring secure unbending unquestioning trustable calculable intransigent heartfelt high-principled incorruptible unapologetic unashamed red-hot righteous warm nice set incurable behind one submissive orthodox bred-in-the-bone deep-seated safe proved compliant patient correct profound palsy-walsy unremitting active religious regardful strict just virtuous revering venerating ethical uncorrupted whole moral durable unflagging redoubtable spirited filial true to life studious hearty forceful worthy avid punctilious right chronic habitual rooted infallible positive unequivocal worshipful unrepentant full-bore eager settled right-minded inflexible intrenched impeccable principled stiff tough strong-minded strong-willed right-down arrant certain decisive undeviating confiding circumspect adamant obsessive truehearted creditable all right respectable cozy cordial ingrained cosy explicit effective dearest on the level string along with hard-line veracious definite well-established fond whole-souled whole-hearted keen as mustard bona fide hell-bent out and out on good terms insistent long-lasting motivated impervious main credible right-hand important honored principal fundamentalist unflappable extreme traditional conservative prayerful engagé 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business decided serious-minded deeply ingrained unadulterated unalloyed to the core unwearied incessant dynamic Herculean sonly sororal family fraternal daughterly hanging tough unfeigned undiluted outright flawless indivisible bound and determined dead set on on the best of terms well in close to devoted to on friendly terms tight-knit inseparable from hand in glove entire authentic fullhearted venerational idolising conjoined indissoluble inseverable inalienable balanced compelling undamaged normal convincing perfect single-hearted old faithful adult rational true to the end inexhaustible weariless unceasing entwined integral united molded intertwined connected undividable unified moulded interwoven integrated capable of being trusted docile influential persuasive well judged fresh trenchant felicitous unimpaired favourable seasonable expedient unspoiled eatable timely potent well timed unhurt as keen as mustard seasoned perky continuing plugging jumping go-go grind unstinted 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matchless exemplary commendable deserving holy laudable godlike peerless spiritual meritorious charitable philanthropical philanthropic praiseworthy well established deep-set hard-shell all-consuming firmly established out focussed well trained incumbent on do-or-die pigheaded bent on pig-headed hell-bent on go-getting hell-bent upon bent upon full of determination valiant steely implacable unshaken gutsy lionhearted willful doughty assertive intrepid spunky manful fearless perseverant hard fierce feisty ruthless confident hard-nosed grim heroic iron aggressive gallant ambitious indurate purposive pushy headstrong gutty hardy consistent iron-willed dauntless robust cast-iron self-assertive unbendable high-spirited intractable stouthearted enterprising bullheaded pat bent game self-willed militant dead set valorous perdurable unvacillating unswervable four-square unappeasable stiff-necked lasting greathearted heroical undauntable aspiring thirsty sedulous inspired unassailable desirous hungry invincible mulish toughened sustained unconquerable rigorous stringent self-confident resistant wilful unending permanent unswayable uncompliant self-starting hard-driving unsurpassable invulnerable goal-oriented self-driven lusty impregnable unstoppable long-lived irremovable bulletproof domineering assured undefeatable bombproof unshrinking forward unfluctuating ferocious composed manly sensible substantial even unvarying uniform poised importunate unerring time-honoured imperishable rugged persisting striving prevailing undismayed adventurous powerful invariant never-tiring lion-hearted indestructible ballsy brassbound unmalleable well-built hardheaded perverse ossified opinionated adamantine inconvincible self-opinionated dominant self-assured progressive pioneering brick-wall inexpugnable strongly made well built fail-safe tried and trusted can-do self-possessed unmoved refractory always there defiant unfearful hard and fast not giving an inch rock solid self-asserting built to last self-seeking get up and go power-hungry set in stone stand pat set in one's ways standing one's ground power-loving high-reaching firmly-based straightforward unwearying unretiring reactionary traditionalist well-founded convinced ever-abiding unbeatable ultra-conservative unprogressive unblinking immoveable unintimidated perseverative serviceable hard-wearing hard-bitten cohesive uninfluenced everlasting never-ending timeless perpetual high-powered undiscouraged time-hallowed go-to embedded coherent well made possessive unforgetful imperturbable nerveless copper-bottomed rocklike fortified hidebound unadaptable immoderate exacting laborious unsinkable blinkered unaccommodating sagacious surviving blimpish equable determinate unalterable immortal untameable insurmountable insuperable hard-boiled stern ungiving competitive endless boundless going inalterable dug in set firm thrusting set in your ways recalcitrant not put off not discouraged impassable long-term time-honored age-old ancient cutthroat consumed compelled telelogical playing hard ball mean business calculated be out for blood nose to the grindstone independent perceptive mean take charge carrying the load hang tough hard-and-fast have-a-go bloodthirsty unabated fogyish stick-in-the-mud conformist intent on commanding possessed well balanced well-balanced in place in position warlike gladiatorial brutal scrappy ceaseless continuous tough nut daredevil firm in spirit animated two-fisted tough-minded ironclad resourceful tall in the saddle on one's mettle insistent on intent upon set on determined to committed to the idea of hell bent on like a ball of fire on the make desiring success bullish good as one's word to be counted on galvanized impelled venturesome death-or-glory demanding ever-enduring full-blooded intensely competitive in-your-face fiercely competitive stop at nothing having killer instinct cut-throat dog-eat-dog hang-tough high-pressure go for broke gung ho surefire 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locked in

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Having a caring or kindly nature
affectionate caring kind loving sympathetic comforting kind-hearted kindly soft soft-centred soft-hearted solicitous unselfish brotherly cordial good-natured supportive welcoming fatherly maternal maternalistic motherly paternal paternalistic sisterly tenderhearted warmhearted big-hearted warm-hearted tender considerate thoughtful benevolent doting warm compassionate understanding charitable helpful beneficent concerned altruistic generous indulgent empathetic gentle sensitive fond humane selfless gracious empathic giving kindhearted feeling responsive devoted benignant fatherlike philanthropic adoring tender-hearted good-hearted softhearted philanthropical large-hearted great-hearted goodhearted friendly sentimental nurturing amiable hospitable humanitarian benign sweet open-hearted mild merciful patient bleeding-heart encouraging reassuring ardent dear uplifting passionate amatory loyal reverential fervent close reverent demonstrative earnest faithful protective inspiring inspiriting boosting stimulating gratifying bound up close-knit expressing adoration soothing cheering fulfilling amorous overfond overindulgent predisposed enamoured mushy lovey-dovey addicted lovesome enamored romantic good courteous nice tolerant decent silly over wholesome agreeable respectful accommodating amicable congenial pleasant magnanimous likeable noble big well meaning polite well intentioned gallant genial all heart affable munificent well-mannered deferential bounteous lovable good-tempered soft touch regardful chivalrous neighborly clement neighbourly greathearted tactful obliging propitious likable mellow dutiful princely forbearing public-spirited eleemosynary angelic easygoing unstinting cooperative benefic bountiful good-humoured pitying calm sweet-tempered liberal heart in right place openhanded good-humored openhearted cheerful pleasing unoffensive open-handed sociable lenient engaging freehanded lavish delightful receptive touchy-feely

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Beady or bright

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Devoted completely to one object
undivided whole entire complete concentrated full total exclusive collective focused thorough unbroken undistracted wholehearted absolute consistent engrossed unadulterated unalloyed unmitigated unqualified unreserved unshared absorbed consummate dedicated focussed sincere unflagging united unswerving committed concerted continued scrupulous unanimous all circumspect deliberate detailed diligent fast fixed intense intent minute rigid steady vigilant out-and-out lock stock and barrel utter categorical outright unconditional thoroughgoing solid pure perfect sheer downright all-out arrant categoric unequivocal unlimited unrestricted positive profound stark clean definite unambiguous flat-out straight-out deep-dyed flat dead rank undiluted dreadful without reservations steadfast unstinting real ultimate veritable deadly plumb blooming fair simple even regular cotton-picking full-on dyed-in-the-wool straight out exact earnest determined emphatic round exhaustive comprehensive firm sure unfaltering unvarnished enduring full-blown abiding bodacious blank stone very precise full-scale crashing unabridged proper right never-failing through and through no catch without reservation utmost grand strict effusive gushing resounding overwhelming faultless decided conclusive overall plenary to the exclusion of everything else terminal infernal express blessed explicit confounded blasted certain unrestrained clear surpassing inveterate systematic unimpaired maximal unmixed unmodified unconstrained undiminished unsurpassed true-blue full-bore rightly so called right-down in every respect no ifs ands or buts stone-cold no joke without limit without qualification all out observant concentrating enrapt single-minded studious preoccupied occupied fixated watchful resolved inflexible deep alert immersed unshakeable true genuine enthusiastic staunch fervent unflinching zealous hearty obsessive fanatical obsessed devoted unwavering heartfelt ardent serious warm stalwart unfeigned unquestioning strong-minded persistent dogged wrapped up driven intensive motivated resolute fullhearted loyal impassioned constant passionate authentic whole-hearted hundred percent whole-souled bona fide prize undisputed infinite overarching limitless uninterrupted inclusive totalitarian sweeping in-depth plain direct straightforward unmistakable extreme blunt unquestionable frank straight undisguised decisive candid indubitable clear-cut open forthright honest undeniable patent bald gross supreme upfront naked obvious straight from the shoulder outspoken definitive final blatant point-blank plain-spoken overt incontrovertible incontestable glaring evident palpable wholesale unremitting harsh indisputable manifest flagrant assured set uncompromising truthful unbounded transparent matter-of-fact brutal determinate maximum valid barefaced unexaggerated irrefutable unrelenting relentless specific unconcealed convincing no-nonsense severe reliable uttermost no holds barred unveiled unshakable unshaken brazen unadorned unrelieved accurate plainspoken bluff all-fired undoubted forthcoming unyielding distinct undeviating openhearted actual realistic uninhibited unbending undiplomatic immovable tactless freehearted inexorable point blank established confirmed dependable free-spoken warts and all no fine print true to life dead set on unfailing untiring unchanging unvarying egregious faithful apparent assertive insistent max pat nth unfluctuating unhesitating top indefatigable tireless wide unembellished last matchless unvacillating adamant unguarded out and out authoritative bare sustained unflappable verifiable literal persevering straight-from-the-shoulder hard stubborn bound up-front out-front straight to the point crystal clear stable open and shut straight-talking straight-shooting no kicker no strings speaking as one finds not afraid to call a spade a spade sovereign undoubting undisputable black-and-white chronic guaranteed omnipotent mere most apodictic unchangeable uncontestable austere doubtless confident unalleviated changeless paramount cut-and-dried abrupt pronounced tangible secure shameless conspicuous beyond question peremptory artless demonstrable sound atrocious settled unblemished devout monstrous major capital uniform black and white good unerring everlasting double-dyed peerless outrageous rigorous foursquare proven as sure as eggs is eggs enormous univocal lucid invariant rude pious perspicuous ringing trenchant certified sure-enough certifiable tenacious stanch well defined solemn understandable significant obdurate unalterable down-the-line factual brick-wall raw concrete through-and-through grievous one hundred per cent inexpugnable preeminent inerrant abundant uncontrolled endless extraordinary allegiant stated no strings attached in the bag bent on eternal up front set in stone perpetual call a spade a spade unmovable not beating around the bush hard-and-fast from the hip like it is clearly expressed plenipotentiary neat nonblended strong full-strength incessant bloody continuous true blue telling free from doubt persuaded convinced satisfied for a fact quite single altogether unfettered all-encompassing fundamental shallow simplistic drastic staring unstinted unregenerate optimum infamous notorious vile forward royal unconditioned jejune naive glib huge crass very great uncorrupted wholesome unabated cold trusty untempered unmoderated unmollified without reserve no beating around the bush unblended no lie open-ended excellent unsurpassable errant perfected transcendent flawless ideal inimitable impeccable finished oppressive unornamented plain vanilla undecorated with no strings horrible easily understandable on the nose infallible grim unsoftened untarnished untouched unaltered habitual undying hellacious quintessential superlative predominant patchy threadbare worn inevitable liege immobile tried-and-true trustworthy pigheaded mulish stiff-necked pre-eminent unbound tyrannical all-powerful boundless forceful beyond doubt compelling unassailable highest foolproof irrevocable right royal great acute almighty tremendous shocking deciding clinching intrinsic for real biggest supportive durable topmost recognized surefire confirmable energetic vigorous free natural unevasive audacious heinous establishable inarguable radical preposterous greatest vehement guileless ingenuous farthest in every way forcible scandalous disgraceful inordinate shameful striking terrible reprehensible fail-safe sure-fire can't-miss recognised questionless safe failsafe going all the way meaning business bound and determined thundering uber authenticated especial effective substantiated de facto legitimate perceptible inescapable demonstrated verified existent saying what one thinks calling spade a spade lay it on the line aboveboard bare-faced laying it on the line farthermost exorbitant villainous excessive iniquitous wicked concluding state-of-the-art settling limiting terminating determining completing finishing closing ending unambivalent immoderate outermost furthermost irrefragable nonambiguous greatest amount of greatest possible unquestioned furthest luculent brusque personal immediate obstinate intransigent brass-necked spot-on agreed pellucid unblurred hard-line implacable dominant in earnest purposeful unmalleable unchallengeable aggressive violent full-blooded strenuous muscular dynamic remotest prevailing hardened domineering seasoned bold arranged preset comprehensible luminous intelligible short curt unceremonious dinkum nailed down intricate meticulous experienced uncontested going bent predetermined allotted specified prearranged outmost limpid broad lucent crystal hell-bent on strong-willed bent upon hang tough stand pat do-or-die hell-bent upon pukka on-target echt dead-on so satisfactory pucka defined decreed prescribed dogmatic stressed important impressive pointed sober cogent accented potent extensive endmost aftermost sharp indelicate terse gruff unarguable persuasive uncontradicted accomplished unanswerable planned inalterable frozen incommutable immutable invariable bald-faced plain-speaking admissible caustic crisp unblinking irreversible open-and-shut crystal-clear penetrating firsthand short-spoken brusk snippy crusty hard-hitting to the point impolite easily understood self-evident bright-line nailed-on no mistake for a face veridical unmistaken undistorted watertight immaculate amen bang on unmodifiable hard and fast not subject to change cast-iron writ in stone stipulated still unpolished uncivil discourteous ultra chief too much furthest away last straw out of bounds farthest away too-too worst case encyclopedic particular essential elemental elaborate snappy brief hands-down pulling no punches right on beyond a doubt special encyclopaedic intimate first-hand not mincing one's words speaking one's mind calling a spade a spade not beating about the bush most extreme most distant

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Having or showing good sense or judgment
sensible practical reasonable rational sober realistic sound logical prudent intelligent commonsensical down-to-earth judicious shrewd wise level-headed responsible sagacious balanced circumspect discreet discriminating far-sighted good no-nonsense pragmatic sage valid well-founded analytic analytical canny coherent commonsense commonsensible consequent firm hard informed just justified levelheaded matter-of-fact mature reasoned sane serious-minded sharp solid thoughtful well-grounded clever grounded well-advised well-informed astute conversant cool discerning full of common sense knowing together well-reasoned well-thought-out all there au courant in right mind having all one's marbles steady-going perceptive lucid businesslike insightful cogent enlightened smart perspicacious politic unsentimental sapient intellectual unidealistic hard-headed reliable feasible learned percipient well advised objective pragmatical knowledgeable earthy well thought out common-sense hardheaded expedient stable clear-sighted composed moderate practicable collected steady clear viable dependable plausible hard-boiled unemotional utilitarian savvy well reasoned unromantic possible well balanced profound workable doable advisable reflective educated careful calm scholarly erudite justifiable keen fair consistent considered even-tempered accomplishable controlled functional usable with both feet on the ground acute useful convincing clearheaded clear-eyed self-possessed factual achievable calculating prosaic unfantastic credible real dispassionate serene hard-nosed imperturbable equable plain well judged realizable poised temperate strategic cerebral well grounded within the bounds of possibility within the realms of possibility suitable cool-headed