The public is often inattentive to agency decision-making, and so public involvement is minimal (though organized interest groups do pay close attention, and are heavily involved in rule-making and implementation).
Early family therapy models tended to focus narrowly on the interior of the family, inattentive to larger sociocultural influences.
Not to be outdone, many historians came to consider scholars trained in economics to be overly narrow, inattentive to historical context, and interpretively reductionistic.
Americans are notoriously inattentive to national politics and sensibly cynical about politicians.
Legal scholars have concluded that half of the last 10 retirees have been too feeble or inattentive to fully participate in the work of the court.
It is, I suspect, a film that could not be made now, for modern audiences have become too inattentive to sit still long enough to watch the simple acts of living that it so lovingly portrays.
Your attitude and demeanor can betray how you feel as clearly as inattentive service.
If my service is rude or inattentive , I start subtracting from the tip.
Other women who had assumed considerable responsibility for their family and the home recalled that their mothers had been particularly inattentive to them.
If one believes that during a full moon there is an increase in accidents, one will notice when accidents occur during a full moon, but be inattentive to the moon when accidents occur at other times.