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Meaning of OBSERVANT

Pronunciation:  ub'zurvunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  paying close attention especially to details
  2. [adj]  (of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and customs; "law-abiding citizens"; "observant of the speed limit"
  3. [adj]  quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception
 

OBSERVANT is a 9 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: attentive, law-abiding, lawful, observing, perceptive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ob*serv"ant\, a. [L. observans, -anits, p. pr. of
    observare: cf. F. observant. See {Observe}.]
    1. Taking notice; viewing or noticing attentively; watchful;
       attentive; as, an observant spectator; observant habits.
    
             Wandering from clime to clime observant stray'd.
                                                   --Pope.
    
    2. Submissively attentive; obediently watchful; regardful;
       mindful; obedient (to); -- with of, as, to be observant of
       rules.
    
             We are told how observant Alexander was of his
             master Aristotle.                     --Sir K.
                                                   Digby.
    
    
  2. \Ob*serv"ant\, n.
    1. One who observes forms and rules. [Obs.] --Hooker.
    
    2. A sycophantic servant. [Obs.]
    
             Silly ducking observants, That stretch their duties
             nicely.                               --Shak.
    
    3. (R.C.Ch.) An Observantine.
    
    
 
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