[ ahr-guhs-ahyd ]

  1. having keen eyes; vigilant; watchful.

Words Nearby Argus-eyed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Argus-eyed in a sentence

  • Favored by this annual turmoil, the happy Augustine escaped the investigations of her Argus-eyed relations.

  • Hence desperate efforts were made to deter him—efforts which did not escape the Argus-eyed Walsingham.

  • Only once, at the very end of the examination, did she raise them to meet the Argus-eyed spectators.

    The Rest Hollow Mystery | Rebecca N. Porter
  • His telephone message had thrown a cordon of Argus-eyed men around New York.

    The Voice in the Fog | Harold MacGrath
  • They were busy men in the vanguard of a quickened age, and theirs were its ardors, its Argus-eyed fancy and potent imagination.

    Sir Mortimer | Mary Johnston

British Dictionary definitions for Argus-eyed


  1. keen-sighted; observant; vigilant

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