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"observant" in British English

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uk   /əbˈzɜː.vənt/  us   /-ˈzɝː-/ approving
C2 good or ​quick at ​noticing things: "That's a new ​dress, isn't it?" "Yes, you are observant!"
(Definition of observant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"observant" in American English

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 us   /əbˈzɜr·vənt/

observant adjective (NOTICING)

quick to ​notice things: Carrie has a ​clear, observant ​eye.

observant adjective (OBEYING)

careful in ​obeyinglaws, ​rules, or ​customs: observant of ​culturaltraditions
(Definition of observant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “observant”
in Arabic يَقِظ, مُنتَبِه…
in Korean 관찰력 있는…
in Portuguese observador…
in Catalan observador…
in Japanese よく気がつく…
in Chinese (Simplified) 善于观察的, 观察力敏锐的, 机警的…
in Turkish dikkatli, gözlemleyen…
in Russian наблюдательный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 善於觀察的, 觀察力敏銳的, 機警的…
in Italian perspicace…
in Polish spostrzegawczy…
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