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watchful meaning and definition

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WATCHFUL adjective

Definition of watchful (adjective)

  1. 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: alert
    • antonym: unalert
  2. experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness
    • "insomniac old people"; "insomniac nights"; "lay sleepless all night"; "twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights"- Shakespeare
    • synonyms: insomniac, sleepless
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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