Definition of watchful in English:

watchful

Syllabification: watch·ful
Pronunciation: /ˈwäCHfəl
 
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

watchfully

adverb
More example sentences
  • The entrants would have to be ever conscious of the struggle, and tread carefully and watchfully.
  • Matthew carefully and watchfully walked out the door.
  • Familiar with the production process, he got his shots by hovering watchfully near potential moments, camera ready.

watchfulness

noun
More example sentences
  • But I also admire traits that his partner will come to know far better than me: the intelligence, the watchfulness, the care.
  • The mood in security circles was one of watchfulness and preparation for swift but discreet action.
  • But the downside of such watchfulness is gossip as everybody in the small community knows everybody else's business and a few mean souls take advantage of the information they gather about other people's lives.

More definitions of watchful

Definition of watchful in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little