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ob·ser·vant

 (əb-zûr′vənt)
adj.
1. Having or showing keen perceptiveness; perceptive: an observant traveler; an observant memoir.
2. Diligent in observing a law, custom, duty, or principle: observant of the speed limit.

ob·ser′vant·ly adv.

observant

(əbˈzɜːvənt)
adj
1. paying close attention to detail; watchful or heedful
2. adhering strictly to rituals, ceremonies, laws, etc. Also (rare): observative
obˈservantly adv

ob•serv•ant

(əbˈzɜr vənt)

adj.
1. quick to notice or perceive; alert.
2. looking at, watching, or regarding attentively.
3. careful in the observing of a law, religious ritual, custom, or the like.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French, present participle of observer. See observe, -ant]
ob•serv′ant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.observant - paying close attention especially to details
attentive - (often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor"
2.observant - quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception
perceptive - having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation"
3.observant - (of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and customs; "law-abiding citizens"; "observant of the speed limit"
lawful - conformable to or allowed by law; "lawful methods of dissent"

observant

adjective
1. attentive, quick, alert, perceptive, concentrating, careful, vigilant, mindful, watchful, wide-awake, sharp-eyed, eagle-eyed, keen-eyed, on your toes, heedful An observant doctor can detect depression from expression and posture.
attentive unobservant, vague, distracted, preoccupied, indifferent, negligent, dreamy, heedless, inattentive
2. devout, godly, holy, orthodox, pious, obedient, reverent This is a profoundly observant Islamic country.

observant

adjective
1. Vigilantly attentive:
Idiom: on the ball.
2. Cautiously attentive:
3. Tending toward awareness and appreciation:
Translations
دَقيق المُلاحَظَهقَوِي الـمُلَاحَظَةُ
všímavý
opmærksom
tarkkaavainen
pronicav
jó megfigyelõ
athugull
観察力の鋭い
잘 지켜보고 있는
pazljivspoštljiv
observant
ช่างสังเกต
hay để ý

observant

[əbˈzɜːvənt] ADJ
1. (= watchful) → observador; (= attentive) → atento
the child is very observantel niño es muy observador
2. (= strict in obeying rules) → observante, cumplidor

observant

[əbˈzɜːrvənt] adj [person] → observateur/trice

observant

adj
(= watchful) personaufmerksam, wach(sam), achtsam; that’s very observant of youdas hast du aber gut bemerkt; if you’d been a little more observantwenn du etwas besser aufgepasst hättest
(= strict in obeying rules) you should be a little more observant of the lawSie sollten sich etwas mehr an das Gesetz halten

observant

[əbˈzɜːvənt] adj (watchful) → che ha spirito d'osservazione
observant (of) (Rel, Law) → osservante (di)

observe

(əbˈzəːv) verb
1. to notice. I observed her late arrival.
2. to watch carefully. She observed his actions with interest.
3. to obey. We must observe the rules.
4. to make a remark. `It's a lovely day', he observed.
obˈservance noun
1. the act of obeying rules etc. the observance of the law.
2. the act of observing (a tradition etc). the observance of religious holidays.
obˈservant adjective
quick to notice. An observant boy remembered the car's registration number.
ˌobserˈvation (ob-) noun
1. the act of noticing or watching. She is in hospital for observation.
2. a remark.
obˈservatoryplural obˈservatories noun
a place for observing and studying the stars, weather etc.
obˈserver noun
a person who observes.

observant

قَوِي الـمُلَاحَظَةُ všímavý opmærksom aufmerksam παρατηρητικός observador tarkkaavainen observateur pronicav osservatore 観察力の鋭い 잘 지켜보고 있는 opmerkzaam oppmerksom uważny observador наблюдательный observant ช่างสังเกต gözlemci hay để ý 观察力敏锐的
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