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vig·i·lant

 (vĭj′ə-lənt)
adj.
On the alert, as for danger or error; watchful. See Synonyms at careful.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vigilāns, vigilant-, present participle of vigilāre, to be watchful; see vigilante.]

vig′i·lant·ly adv.

vigilant

(ˈvɪdʒɪlənt)
adj
keenly alert to or heedful of trouble or danger, as while others are sleeping or unsuspicious
[C15: from Latin vigilāns keeping awake, from vigilāre to be watchful; see vigil]
ˈvigilantly adv
ˈvigilantness n

vig•i•lant

(ˈvɪdʒ ə lənt)

adj.
1. keenly watchful to detect trouble; wary.
2. ever awake and alert.
[1470–80; < Latin vigilant-, s. of vigilāns, present participle of vigilāre to be watchful, derivative of vigil; see vigil]
vig′i•lant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vigilant - carefully observant or attentivevigilant - 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"

vigilant

adjective watchful, alert, on the lookout, careful, cautious, attentive, circumspect, wide awake, on the alert, on your toes, wakeful, on your guard, on the watch, on the qui vive, Argus-eyed, keeping your eyes peeled or skinned (informal) Police warned the public to be vigilant and report anything suspicious.
slack, careless, lax, negligent, neglectful, inattentive, remiss

vigilant

adjective
Vigilantly attentive:
Idiom: on the ball.
Translations
يَقِظ، حَذِر
bdělý
vagtsom
valpasvaruilla
szemfüles
árvökull
tetikteuyanık

vigilant

[ˈvɪdʒɪlənt] ADJvigilante, alerta
staff have been instructed to be extra vigilantse ha ordenado a todo el personal que extreme la vigilancia
under his vigilant eyebajo su atenta mirada
to be vigilant against [+ danger, threat] → mantenerse alerta or vigilante frente a

vigilant

[ˈvɪdʒɪlənt] adjvigilant(e)

vigilant

adjwachsam; to be vigilant about somethingauf etw (acc)achten; to be vigilant about over-exposing oneself to the sundarauf achten, sich nicht zu sehr der Sonne auszusetzen; to be vigilant against somethingsich vor etw (dat)hüten; to keep a vigilant eye on somebody/somethingein wachsames Auge auf jdn/etw haben; to be under somebody’s vigilant eyevon jdm genau beobachtet werden; the customs officers are ever vigilant for drug traffickersdie Zollbeamten haben stets ein wachsames Auge auf Drogenhändler

vigilant

[ˈvɪdʒɪlnt] adjvigile

vigilance

(ˈvidʒiləns) noun
watchfulness or readiness for danger. He watched her with the vigilance of a hawk.
ˈvigilant adjective
References in classic literature ?
The words were still in the mouth of the scout, when the leader of the party, whose approaching footsteps had caught the vigilant ear of the Indian, came openly into view.
The vigilant protector of the public dashed back into the building.
Beware of enlisting in your vigilant fisheries any lad with lean brow and hollow eye; given to unseasonable meditativeness; and who offers to ship with the phaedon instead of Bowditch in his head.
It was a week or two after the last whaling scene recounted, and when we were slowly sailing over a sleepy, vapory, mid-day sea, that the many noses on the Pequod's deck proved more vigilant discoverers than the three pairs of eyes aloft.
A temporary bed was provided for her on the settle, near the fire; and, after a short time, she fell into a heavy slumber, with the child, who seemed no less weary, soundly sleeping on her arm; for the mother resisted, with nervous anxiety, the kindest attempts to take him from her; and, even in sleep, her arm encircled him with an unrelaxing clasp, as if she could not even then be beguiled of her vigilant hold.
Be faithful, be vigilant, be untiring in your efforts to break every yoke, and let the oppressed go free.
Clare, as he sat apart in his corner; his long claw-like fingers interlaced on his knee; his dark vigilant eyes fixed searchingly now on one face, now on another.
He devoted himself during the remainder of the evening to keeping a most vigilant watch on Mrs.
The heart-broken abandonment with which she said this was a sore trial to me; but though love may be deceived, vanity is ever vigilant, and vanity saved me.
Keba Christos, who had marched with incredible expedition to hinder the enemy from making any intrenchments, would willingly have refreshed his men a few days before the battle, but finding the foe vigilant, thought it not proper to stay till he was attacked, and therefore resolved to make the first onset; then presenting himself before his army without arms and with his head uncovered, assured them that such was his confidence in God's protection of those that engaged in so just a cause, that though he were in that condition and alone, he would attack his enemies.
It will indeed deserve the most vigilant and careful attention of the people, to see that it be modeled in such a manner as to admit of its being safely vested with the requisite powers.
I answer: the genius of the whole system; the nature of just and constitutional laws; and above all, the vigilant and manly spirit which actuates the people of America -- a spirit which nourishes freedom, and in return is nourished by it.