especially wary or alert: All high school and college coaches need to be hypervigilant about suspected brain injuries.
overly sensitive and reactive to stimuli: PTSD sufferers may experience nightmares and heightened anxiety, and they may be hypervigilant and develop an increased startle response.
- hy·per·vig·i·lant·ly, adverb
- hy·per·vig·i·lant·ness, noun
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How to use hypervigilant in a sentence
“We remain vigilant in making any necessary adjustments recommended by health officials moving forward as the care of our residents remains our top priority,” her statement said.Maryland and Virginia nursing homes battle explosive covid-19 outbreaks — again | Rebecca Tan, Rachel Chason | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Car dealerships or any automotive speciality store for that matter, also need to be vigilant regarding the ADA.Is your website at risk for an ADA accessibility lawsuit? | Richard Horvath | November 12, 2020 | Search Engine Land
We must remain vigilant, within our programs and in our communities, to prevent the spread of the virus and to manage activities that contribute to these interruptions.Four SEC games, including Alabama-LSU, postponed as conference grapples with pandemic | Des Bieler, Cindy Boren | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Until then, we need to remain vigilant as we continue to wear our masks, keep a physical distance of at least six feet from others, wash your hands, and avoid crowds indoors.
As always, we encourage members of the public to remain vigilant and immediately report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.Philadelphia police detain two after tip about armed group at ballot-counting site | Teo Armus, Matt Zapotosky | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post