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watchful

adjective uk   /ˈwɒtʃ.fəl/ us    /ˈwɑːtʃ-/
paying careful attention and ready to deal with problems: Under the watchful eye of their mother, the two boys played on the shore. She keeps a watchful eye on her husband to see that he behaves himself.
watchfully
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
Slowly and watchfully they walked around the perimeter of the clearing.
watchfulness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “watchful”
in Chinese (Traditional) 警惕的, 注意的…
in Russian бдительный, внимательный…
in Turkish dikkatli, uyanık, tetikte…
in Chinese (Simplified) 警惕的, 注意的…
in Polish uważny, czujny…
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