argus-eyed

adjective
1. having very keen vision
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quick-sighted as a cat

Similar to: ↑sighted
Derivationally related forms: ↑sharp-sightedness (for: ↑sharp-sighted)
2. carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger
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a policy of open-eyed awareness

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the vigilant eye of the town watch

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there was a watchful dignity in the room

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a watchful parent with a toddler in tow

Syn: ↑open-eyed, ↑vigilant, ↑wakeful
Similar to: ↑alert, ↑watchful
Derivationally related forms: ↑wakefulness (for: ↑wakeful), ↑vigilance (for: ↑vigilant)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Argus-eyed — Ar gus eyed, a. Extremely observant; watchful; sharp sighted. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Argus-eyed — [är′gəsīd΄] adj. keenly observant; vigilant …   English World dictionary

  • argus-eyed — a. Vigilant, watchful, alert, all observant, discerning, perspicacious, sharp sighted, quick sighted, lynx eyed, hawk eyed …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Argus-eyed — Ar′gus eyed adj. vigilant; watchful • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • argus-eyed — /ˈagəs aɪd/ (say ahguhs uyd) adjective keen eyed; vigilant. {from Argus1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Argus-eyed — adjective Date: 1603 vigilantly observant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Argus-eyed — /ahr geuhs uyd /, adj. having keen eyes; vigilant; watchful. * * * …   Universalium

  • argus-eyed — adjective Ever vigilant …   Wiktionary

  • Argus —   n. monster with a hundred eyes; careful watcher.    ♦ Argus eyed, a. ever watchful.    ♦ argus, n. any of several small brown butterflies with eyespots …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Argus — n. 1 a watchful guardian. 2 an Asiatic pheasant having markings on its tail resembling eyes. 3 a butterfly having markings resembling eyes. Phrases and idioms: Argus eyed vigilant. Etymology: ME f. L f. Gk Argos mythical person with a hundred… …   Useful english dictionary

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