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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. Dimantha Mathew:

    A slow day, nothing much is happening as investors are on a watchful note. They are waiting to see the direction of the market interest rates and the exchange rate.

  2. Stephen Dorner:

    I think on the consumer side, they need to be really watchful of what is actually contained in their plans and what they’re getting.

  3. Nasir Khan Durrani:

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

  4. Victor Kugler:

    ‘On September 7 1944 we were moved to the prison on the Weteringschans, and I was put in the same cell as those sentenced to death. This was followed, four days later on September 11, by a transport to the concentration camp in Amersfoort, where I was selected for transport to Germany. Luckily, this transport did not take place. Shortly before New Year the prisoners, myself included, were moved to Wageningen where we were similarly put to work digging under the watchful eye of the Germans. As we approached Zevenaar the vehicles accompanying us were attacked from the air, fired on by British Spitfires. Unfortunately, a few people were killed. I made use of the confusion and escaped into a field. I hid for a few days by a farmer. Once, in Barneveld, I almost fell into German hands again during a raid by the Nazi secret police. Still, I finally arrived home in Hilversum on Good Friday and I decided it was necessary, until the eventual liberation, to build a hiding place. So I had been awa

  5. Meister Eckhart:

    To be sure, this requires effort and love, a careful cultivation of the spiritual life, and a watchful, honest, active oversight of all one's mental attitudes towards things and people. It is not to be learned by world-flight, running away from things, turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, one must learn an inner solitude, where or with whomsoever he may be. He must learn to penetrate things and find God there, to get a strong impression of God firmly fixed on his mind.

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