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English adjective: watchful

1. watchful engaged in or accustomed to close observation


SamplesCaught by a couple of alert cops.
Alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came.
Constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty.


Synonymsalert


Similarargus-eyed, fly, heads-up, lidless, open-eyed, sleepless, vigilant, wakeful, wide-awake


See alsoawake, lively, wary


Antonymsunalert, unvigilant, unwatchful

2. watchful experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness


SamplesInsomniac old people.
Insomniac nights.
Lay sleepless all night.
Twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights.


Synonymsinsomniac, sleepless


Similarawake


Antonymsasleep









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