argus-eyed


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Ar·gus-eyed

 (är′gəs-īd′)
adj.
Extremely observant; vigilant.

Argus-eyed

adj
keen-sighted; observant; vigilant

Ar′gus-eyed`



adj.
vigilant; watchful.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.Argus-eyed - having very keen visionargus-eyed - having very keen vision; "quick-sighted as a cat"
sighted - able to see
2.Argus-eyed - carefully observant or attentiveargus-eyed - carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger; "a policy of open-eyed awareness"; "the vigilant eye of the town watch"; "there was a watchful dignity in the room"; "a watchful parent with a toddler in tow"
alert, watchful - engaged in or accustomed to close observation; "caught by a couple of alert cops"; "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"; "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"
References in classic literature ?
The haircloth could not be found, and the pebble would attract the notice of the Argus-eyed aunt, besides being a foolish bar to the activity of a person who had to do housework and walk a mile and a half to school.
I prefer to be good because it is good to be good, rather than because I can't be bad because some argus-eyed old frump won't let me have a chance to be bad.