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Synonyms for vigilant
ˈvɪdʒ ə ləntvig·i·lant

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Wiktionary

  1. vigilantadjective

    Synonyms:
    alert, watchful, on the qui vive, wary, aware

  2. vigilantadjective

    Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

    Be vigilant for signs of disease in your garden.

    Synonyms:
    alert, aware, watchful, wary, on the qui vive

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vigilant

    Vigilant implies more sustained activity and more intelligent volition than alert; one may be habitually alert by reason of native quickness of perception and thought, or one may be momentarily alert under some excitement or expectancy; one who is vigilant is so with thoughtful purpose. One is vigilant against danger or harm; he may be alert or watchful for good as well as against evil; he is wary in view of suspected stratagem, trickery, or treachery. A person may be wakeful because of some merely physical excitement or excitability, as through insomnia; yet he may be utterly careless and negligent in his wakefulness, the reverse of watchful; a person who is truly watchful must keep himself wakeful while on watch, in which case wakeful has something of mental quality. Watchful, from the Saxon, and vigilant, from the Latin, are almost exact equivalents; but vigilant has somewhat more of sharp definiteness and somewhat more suggestion of volition; one may be habitually watchful; one is vigilant of set purpose and for direct cause, as in the presence of an enemy. Compare ALERT.

    Synonyms:
    alert, awake, careful, cautious, circumspect, on the alert, on the lookout, sleepless, wakeful, wary, watchful, wide-awake

    Antonyms:
    careless, drowsy, dull, heedless, inattentive, incautious, inconsiderate, neglectful, negligent, oblivious, thoughtless, unwary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. argus-eyed, open-eyed, vigilant, wakefuladjective

    carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger

    "a 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"

    Synonyms:
    keen-sighted, wakeful, waking, open-eyed, sharp-eyed, hawk-eyed, light, argus-eyed, sharp-sighted, lynx-eyed, quick-sighted

    Antonyms:
    unwatchful, unvigilant, unalert

Editors Contribution

  1. cautious

    i would be cautious about walking there after dark.

    Submitted by Soulwriter on June 13, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vigilantadjective

    Synonyms:
    watchful, circumspect, on the lookout, wide awake, on the alert

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. vigilantadjective

    Synonyms:
    watchful, attentive, circumspect, wakeful

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How to use vigilant in a sentence?

  1. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve:

    As we are about to open this festival and as I come here to check the security protocol, we are ... facing a risk that is higher than ever, and against an enemy who is determined to strike at any time, we must be extremely vigilant at all times.

  2. Francis Mwangi:

    Given the size of Imperial Bank, I don't think it will have a knock-on effect on the entire industry, it raises the question of whether CBK has now become more vigilant and aggressive and whether we will see CBK raise more questions which could lead to more banks being put under the spotlight.

  3. Andrea Summerville:

    The City of Laramie will remain watchful for and vigilant against any other use of hateful Nazi symbols or propaganda, our community has been touched by hate before and we will not stand for it again.

  4. Janet Woodcock:

    We're going to have to be more vigilant, i think you'll see tests added at the appropriate point during the manufacturing.

  5. Kristen Clarke:

    As the case is now remanded to the district court for further development of the facts, we will remain vigilant to ensure that officials do not exploit this moment to alter redistricting maps in ways that undermine democracy.


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