What does observant mean?

Definitions for observantəbˈzɜr vənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word observant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. observant(adj)

    paying close attention especially to details

  2. observant, observing(adj)

    quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception

  3. law-abiding, observant(adj)

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

    "law-abiding citizens"; "observant of the speed limit"

Wiktionary

  1. observant(Adjective)

    Alert and paying close attention.

    The too observant police officer noticed that my tax disk was out-of-date.

  2. observant(Adjective)

    Diligently attentive in observing a law, custom, duty or principle.

    I was normally observant of the local parking restrictions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Observant(adj)

    taking notice; viewing or noticing attentively; watchful; attentive; as, an observant spectator; observant habits

  2. Observant(adj)

    submissively attentive; obediently watchful; regardful; mindful; obedient (to); -- with of, as, to be observant of rules

  3. Observant(noun)

    one who observes forms and rules

  4. Observant(noun)

    a sycophantic servant

  5. Observant(noun)

    an Observantine

  6. Origin: [L. observans, -anits, p. pr. of observare: cf. F. observant. See Observe.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of observant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of observant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Virginia:

    On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.

  2. Orison Swett Marden:

    Opportunities? They are all around us... There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it.

  3. Jay Abiona:

    Obstacles in life are similar to speed bumps on roads. They are both in place for a reason. So, slow down, be observant and make it to the end of the road successfully.

  4. Kendis Paris:

    When you think about all of the strategic places that these guys are in, it's not just truck stops, it's rest areas, it's hotels and motels, it's gas stations, it's busy city streets, loading docks, they're trained to be vigilant and observant in the course of their everyday jobs. When you factor all that in, it really is a smart audience to educate and work with.

  5. Mayor Carey Davis:

    I think that message that has been put forth is that we do need to be observant and we need to make sure we're not in a position where we are afraid to call something out if we see there’s something that’s out of order or something that doesn't look like it's in place. That's not always an easy thing to do, because there's always that risk of making an improper assessment of something that may appear to be dangerous and really there's good reason behind it, while we believe the pair were radicalized, inspired by ISIS, in carrying out their attack, we continue to investigate whether they had support in any way. To date, we have not charged anyone with supporting the 12/2 attacks, however. The evidence supports the fact that Farook and Malik were responsible for physically carrying out the murders.

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