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English adjective: wakeful

1. wakeful carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger


SamplesA policy of open-eyed awareness.
The vigilant eye of the town watch.
There was a watchful dignity in the room.
A watchful parent with a toddler in tow.


Synonymsargus-eyed, open-eyed, vigilant


Similaralert, watchful


Antonymsunalert, unvigilant, unwatchful

2. wakeful (of sleep) easily disturbed


SamplesIn a light doze.
A light sleeper.
A restless wakeful night.


Synonymslight


Similarshallow


Antonymsdeep

3. wakeful marked by full consciousness or alertness


SamplesWorked every moment of my waking hours.


Synonymswaking


Similarawake


Antonymsasleep









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