observant observant  /əb ˈzɜr vənt/


  1. (adj) paying close attention especially to details
  2. (adj) quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception
  3. (adj) (of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and customs



  1. Inter's Muntari is more observant, though he reportedly ate pasta at lunch on Sunday, while refusing water before the match.
  2. An observant Mormon, she doesn't drink alcohol and has never seen an R-rated movie.
  3. His boy-band good looks are framed by the close-cropped beard of an observant Muslim.


  1. Study Finds Voice-controlled Interfaces Distract Drivers

    Drivers are less observant and take longer to brake when engaged in activities such as hands-free texting, researchers say
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CIO

  2. Shopping trip sends these 2 to detention, jail

    Their two shopping carts were filled with everything from air-conditioner refrigerant and shower massagers to athletic socks and T-shirts, and they were wheeling them through the fast food parking lot across the street to an unknown destination. Since it was 2:30 a.m. and none of the merchandise was bagged, an observant police officer wanted to know what was going on. As he stopped the first guy ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WHIO-TV 7 Dayton

  3. Henderson hosts Crosswalk Safety Day at The District

    June 11 is Crosswalk Safety Day in Henderson. Several groups have come together to remind drivers and pedestrians to be observant when driving or crossing streets in the valley.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KTNV Las Vegas


  1. Morial added, "One of the things that is so curious to me is the way that groups on the right have been very, very observant and have begun to utilize the tactics of the civil rights movement- marching, organizing in churches, things that we're the...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Marc Morial Source: Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper

  2. "When I first met Meg, she struck me as extremely observant and very, very smart and clear on her ideas, and she still is that way. I think she brings a certain maturity to the role now," English says. "She gets to play an adult and she plays...
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Diane English Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "While many are shaken, this recent threat should not hamper our holiday and future travel plans. We have taken the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all travelers and we ask that they also continue to be observant of security measures...
    on Dec 28, 2009 By: David Paterson Source: myfoxny.com

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