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watchfuladjective

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   us   /-i/
Slowly and watchfully they walked around the perimeter of the clearing.
watchfulness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
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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