observant

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English[edit]

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Borrowed from French observant

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observant (comparative more observant, superlative most observant)

  1. Alert and paying close attention; watchful.
    The observant police officer noticed that my tax disk was out-of-date.
  2. Diligently attentive in observing a law, custom, duty or principle; regardful; mindful.
    I was normally observant of the local parking restrictions.
    • 1644, Kenelm Digby, Two Treatises
      We are told how observant Alexander was of his master Aristotle.
    • 1909, John Claude White, Sikhim and Bhutan, page 13:
      They also profess Buddhism, but are not so observant of its customs, nor are there so many monasteries and Lamas to be met with as in the other part of Bhutan.

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

observant

  1. present participle of observar

French[edit]

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observant

  1. present participle of observer

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

observant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of observō

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˌɔp.sɛrˈʋɑŋ/, (neuter singular) /-ˈʋɑŋt/ (examples of pronunciation) or
  • IPA(key): /ˌɔp.sɛrˈʋɑnt/

Adjective[edit]

observant (indefinite singular observant, definite singular and plural observante)

  1. observant
  2. attentive

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French observant.

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observant m or n (feminine singular observantă, masculine plural observanți, feminine and neuter plural observante)

  1. observant (obeying the custom, practice or rules of a religion)

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