unvigilant


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Adj.1.unvigilant - not alert to what is potentially dangerous
unwary - not alert to danger or deception; "the shrieks of unwary animals taken by surprise"; "some thieves prey especially on unwary travelers"; "seduce the unwary reader into easy acquiescence"- O.J.Campbell
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Kahn states that when disengaged, people become physically uninvolved in tasks, cognitively unvigilant, and emotionally disconnected from others.
What has happened is that it was taken over by means of the sleaziest, low-comedy, Keystone Cops-style coup d'etat imaginable" (Man 98-99), which "disconnected all the burglar alarms prescribed by the Constitution, which is to say The House and Senate and the Supreme Court." Vonnegut observes that "our daily news sources, newspapers and TV are now so craven, so unvigilant on behalf of the American people, so uninformative, that only in books do we learn what's really going on" (Man 103).
[30] Generally these evil orators, as Vickers observes, are no less skilled than their virtuous counterparts in persuading weak or unvigilant monarchs, for they can imi tate other men's styles, improvise, act and pretend, and employ rhetorical structures with ease (1983b, 434).