watchful

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English waccheful, equivalent to watch +‎ -ful. Compare West Frisian waaks (watchful), Dutch waaks, waakzaam (watchful), German wachsam (watchful), Swedish vaksam (watchful).

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watchful (comparative more watchful, superlative most watchful)

  1. observant, vigilant and aware
    The teacher kept a watchful eye on her pupils during the school trip.

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