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{adj: alert} very attentive or observant
"an alert and responsive baby is a joy"
"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"
<-> unalert

{adj: argus-eyed, open-eyed, vigilant, wakeful, watchful} 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"

{adj: law-abiding, observant} (of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and customs
"law-abiding citizens"
"observant of the speed limit"

{adj: observant, observing} quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception

{adj: observant} paying close attention especially to details

{adj: perspicacious, sagacious, sapient} acutely insightful and wise
"much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument"
"observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions"
"a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators"

{adv: observantly, observingly} in an observant manner

{n: attentiveness} the trait of being observant and paying attention
<-> inattentiveness

{n: khimar} a headscarf worn by observant Muslim women that hangs down to just above the waist

{n: niqaabi} an observant Muslim woman who covers her face and hands when in public or in the presence of any man outside her immediate family

{n: niqab} a face veil covering the lower part of the face (up to the eyes) worn by observant Muslim women


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