Definition of vigilant in English:

vigilant

Syllabification: vig·i·lant
Pronunciation: /ˈvijələnt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

vigilantly

adverb
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  • But those of us who disagree should vigilantly watch for, and resist, the ‘displacement of constitutional hegemony’ that the article welcomes.
  • Classicism holds sway even in this debate: it has been an ideological service worker vigilantly cleaning up, heroicizing and aestheticizing violences and hatreds.
  • What's most curious is that the people who advocate abstinence in other countries are generally the same people who vigilantly refuse to allow discussion of the subject in the United States.

Origin

late 15th century: from Latin vigilant- 'keeping awake', from the verb vigilare, from vigil (see vigil).

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