vigilant

[ vij-uh-luhnt ]
/ ˈvɪdʒ ə lənt /

adjective

keenly watchful to detect danger; wary: a vigilant sentry.
ever awake and alert; sleeplessly watchful.

Origin of vigilant

1470–80; < Latin vigilant- (stem of vigilāns), present participle of vigilāre to be watchful. See vigil, -ant

SYNONYMS FOR vigilant

ANTONYMS FOR vigilant

OTHER WORDS FROM vigilant

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH vigilant

vigilant vigilante

synonym study for vigilant

2. See alert.
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British Dictionary definitions for hyper-vigilant

vigilant
/ (ˈvɪdʒɪlənt) /

adjective

keenly alert to or heedful of trouble or danger, as while others are sleeping or unsuspicious

Derived forms of vigilant

vigilantly, adverbvigilantness, noun

Word Origin for vigilant

C15: from Latin vigilāns keeping awake, from vigilāre to be watchful; see vigil
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