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Wednesday, October 14, 2015


adjective: observant
  1. 1.
    quick to notice things.
    "her observant eye took in every detail"
    synonyms:alert, sharp-eyed, sharp, eagle-eyed, hawk-eyed, having eyes like a hawk, watchful, heedful, aware; More
    on the lookout, on the qui vive, on guard, attentive, vigilant, having one's eyes open/peeled;
    informalbeady-eyed, not missing a trick, on the ball
    "the farmer whose weather eye has been usurped by the radio has become less observant"
  2. 2.
    adhering strictly to the rules of a particular religion, especially Judaism.
    synonyms:practicing, obedient, conforming, conformist; More
    "observant Jews"
noun: Observant; plural noun: Observants
  1. 1.
    a member of a branch of the Franciscan order that followed a strict rule.


Marja said...

I only knew the first meaning Takes a long time to learn a language.

Armchair Critic said...

Observant? I see.
Well, it's a change from opinionated.

robertguyton said...

"I see"
A change for the better, you'll observe.

Armchair Critic said...

Observant is better than opinionated. Not least because anyone can be, and most people are, opinionated, whereas disappointly few are observant.
I look forward to the change in emphasis.

robertguyton said...

Under pressure to perform now...
Let's see...