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Synonyms for watchful
ˈwɒtʃ fəlwatch·ful

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. watchful

    Alert, ready, and wide-awake refer to a watchful promptness for action. Ready suggests thoughtful preparation; the wandering Indian is alert, the trained soldier is ready. Ready expresses more life and vigor than prepared. The gun is prepared; the man is ready. Prompt expresses readiness for appointment or demand at the required moment. The good general is ready for emergencies, alert to perceive opportunity or peril, prompt to seize occasion. The sense of brisk, nimble is the secondary and now less common signification of alert. Compare ACTIVE; ALIVE; NIMBLE; VIGILANT.

    Synonyms:
    active, alert, brisk, hustling, lively, nimble, on the watch, prepared, prompt, ready, vigilant, wide-awake

    Antonyms:
    drowsy, dull, heavy, inactive, slow, sluggish, stupid

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alert, watchfuladjective

    engaged in or accustomed to close observation

    "caught by a couple of alert cops"; "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"; "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"

    Synonyms:
    alive(p), sleepless, spanking, insomniac, alert, zippy, awake(p), brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy

    Antonyms:
    asleep(p)

  2. insomniac, sleepless, watchfuladjective

    experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness

    "insomniac old people"; "insomniac nights"; "lay sleepless all night"; "twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights"- Shakespeare

    Synonyms:
    lidless, insomniac, sleepless, alert

    Antonyms:
    asleep(p)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. watchfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    vigilant, heedful, attentive, alert, circumspect wary, argus-eyed

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "watchful":

    vigilant, attentive, careful, alert

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How to use watchful in a sentence?

  1. Steven Runciman:

    Faced by the mountainous heap of the minutiae of knowledge and awed by the watchful severity of his colleagues, the modern historian too often takes refuge in learned articles or narrowly specialized dissertations, small fortresses that are easy to defend from attack.

  2. Nasir Khan Durrani:

    We need to be very watchful, we need to be careful.

  3. John Kelly:

    I'm a little bit suspicious of these – of this activity, just because there is such a vast difference between the two countries – or the two regions, two cultures, so, we keep an – we keep a watchful eye on them.

  4. Myron Brilliant:

    You will see minimal investment going to the UK in the short term, (then) a watchful period to see how Britain and Europe negotiate the exit.

  5. President Michael Benson:

    Our primary goals in assessing this situation are limiting any safety risks and avoiding disruption to learning and teaching, while we are confident the responding team of law enforcement agencies has kept a watchful eye over our community and is diligently investigating the threat, it has become clear this incident continues to be unsettling to a number of our students, faculty and staff.


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