opposite word of "attention"?

in the army we say " attention"

then the opposite word would be .......

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  • 1 decade ago
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    at ease for the army ..but other meanings coule be neglect or relax .. so many .....kr

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  • 3 years ago

    Opposite Of Attention

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    1 decade ago

    When the army says "attention" it isn't the word attention per se ... it is a state of having attentiveness. The opposite of being in an attentive state is to be "at ease" ... mattering on your usage at ease might not be what you what. In the case of the army the opposite of a general saying attenion would be them saying at ease. If you are looking for it in some other context check out: http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/attention

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  • 1 decade ago

    "At Ease".

    It could possibly be "Dismissed", which would be viewed as the absolute opposite of "Attention"; where you're required to remain there in place, focused & standing straight -and- "Dismissed", of course; meaning that you're free to go until called by "Order(s)" again.

    Source(s): If I am remembering correctly as it has been some time since I served a tour of duty (3 years) in the US Army.
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  • 1 decade ago

    'Stand at ease' is the opposite. It is used as opposite of attention in army. It's shocking that you have never heard of this before.

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  • Bhau
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    1 decade ago

    Attention is specific like noun like head, nose, mind. No opposite for it. You could very in process of paying attention

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  • Haha ! thats clever. I always wondered how it is spelt when our PT master screamed "standateeesh"

    It's "stand-at-ease".

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  • 1 decade ago

    Redefining your use of "attention" as attend or obey; the antonym may be to disregard, refuse or disobey. You might say: "no, Sir!".

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  • Judy
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    4 years ago

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    I think it is "undefined" or "meaningless" :)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Stand at ease!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    at ease for military but with civilians I would say ignore.

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