AskDefine | Define vigilant

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vigilant adj : 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" [syn: argus-eyed, open-eyed, wakeful, watchful]

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  1. watchful; wary; alert
    Be vigilant for signs of disease in your garden.


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