observant definition

  • adjective:
    • Quick to perceive or apprehend; alert: an observant traveler. See Synonyms at careful.
    • Diligent in observing a law, customized, responsibility, or concept: observant of speed limitation.
    • Alert and paying close attention.
    • vigilantly conscious in observing a law, custom, responsibility or principle.
    • using notice; seeing or observing attentively; watchful; very carefully attentive.
    • Submissively attentive; obediently watchful; regardful; mindful; obedient (to); -- with of, .
    • quick to see; showing fast and keen perception
    • (of individuals) adhering purely to regulations and guidelines and traditions
    • spending close interest specially to details
  • noun:
    • a person who observes kinds and rules.
    • A sycophantic servant.
    • An Observantine.
    • An observer.
    • An obsequious or slavish attendant.
    • One who is rigid in watching or complying with a law, guideline, customized, etc.
    • [capitalized] especially, an associate associated with more thorough class of Franciscans which in the fifteenth century became divided from those — the Conventuals — following a milder guideline.
  • others:
    • Watching; watchful; observing; having or characterized by great abilities of observance, or attention, care, reliability, etc., in observing: since, an observant head; a guy of observant habits.
    • Attentive; obedient; submissive; prepared to obey and serve; thus, obsequious: with to or of before a personal object.
    • Very carefully attentive in observing or performing whatever is prescribed or required; rigid in watching and practising: with of: because, he had been extremely watchful associated with the rules of his purchase; watchful of forms.
    • Synonyms and
    • Watchful, mindful, heedful, regardful.

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