watchful

[หˆwษ’tสƒfสŠl]

watchful Definition

alert and vigilant, keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties.

Using watchful: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "watchful" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The guard was watchful of any suspicious activity.

  • Example

    She remained watchful of her surroundings while walking alone at night.

  • Example

    The parents were watchful of their child's behavior during the party.

watchful Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for watchful

Antonyms for watchful

Phrases with watchful

  • to monitor something closely and carefully

    Example

    The teacher kept a watchful eye on the students during the exam.

  • to be alert and attentive in order to notice something

    Example

    The hikers were watchful for any signs of wildlife on the trail.

  • to remain alert and vigilant

    Example

    The security guard stayed watchful throughout the night shift.

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Summary: watchful in Brief

The term 'watchful' [หˆwษ’tสƒfสŠl] refers to being alert and vigilant, keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties. It is often used to describe someone who is observant and attentive, such as 'The guard was watchful of any suspicious activity.' 'Watchful' can also be used in phrases like 'keep a watchful eye on,' meaning to monitor something closely and carefully.

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