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Synonyms for watchful
ˈwɒtʃ fəlwatch·ful

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  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

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  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)

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  1. watchfuladjective

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

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  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. Jon Mattleman:

    Having more sets of eyes on older kids is always better, here’s the difference between helicopter parenting and involved parenting. Are the eyes on the kid aggressive eyes, or watchful eyes?

  3. Travelport Chief Executive Gordon Wilson:

    They have nothing left if Google is in that position, or Amazon, i think the airlines are being very watchful over this.

  4. Ben Pfeiffer:

    There are times for some prostate cancer patients when watchful waiting is by far the best option.

  5. 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.


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