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ob·serv·ant

observant

 
pronunciation:
b zuhr vnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: watching carefully; alert; attentive.
The observant neighbor noticed that the elderly woman hadn't checked her mailbox for several days.I guess I wasn't very observant, because I didn't realize that he was getting upset.
synonyms:
alert, attentive, awake, on the ball, watchful
antonyms:
absent-minded, inattentive, unobservant
similar words:
advertent, guarded, keen, mindful, on guard, perceptive, regardful, vigilant, wide-awake
definition 2: careful to comply with a law, tradition, or the like.
Since he got a speeding ticket last year, he's more observant of the speed limits.Although we're Jewish, we're not as observant of the traditions as our parents were.
synonyms:
dutiful, law-abiding
antonyms:
nonobservant
similar words:
conforming, devoted, devout, duteous, loyal, obedient, punctilious, scrupulous
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derivation: observantly (adv.)