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OBSERVANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does observant mean? 

OBSERVANT (adjective)
  The adjective OBSERVANT has 3 senses:

1. paying close attention especially to details
2. quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception
3. (of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and customs

  Familiarity information: OBSERVANT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


OBSERVANT (adjective)


Sense 1observant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Paying close attention especially to details

Similar:

attentive ((often followed by 'to') giving care or attention)


Sense 2observant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception

Synonyms:

observing; observant

Similar:

perceptive (having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment)


Sense 3observant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and customs

Synonyms:

law-abiding; observant

Context examples:

law-abiding citizens / observant of the speed limit

Similar:

lawful (conformable to or allowed by law)


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