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noun [uncountable]     attention seeking pronunciation in British English
/əˈtenʃ(ə)n ˌsiːkɪŋ/
  1. behaviour, especially bad behaviour, that represents an attempt to get other people's attention

    Part of what they get out of that attention seeking is they make their parents and other kids feel like they have to take care of them.

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