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wakeful meaning and definition

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WAKEFUL adjective

Definition of wakeful (adjective)

  1. 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: argus-eyed, open-eyed, vigilant
  2. (of sleep) easily disturbed
    • "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night"
    • synonyms: light
  3. marked by full consciousness or alertness
    • "worked every moment of my waking hours"
    • synonyms: waking
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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