Definition of observant :
1. A sycophantic servant.
2. An Observantine.
3. One who observes forms and rules.
4. Submissively attentive; obediently watchful; regardful; mindful; obedient ( to); - with of, as, to be observant of rules.
5. Taking notice; viewing or noticing attentively; watchful; attentive; as, an observant spectator; observant habits.
pious, keen, law-abiding, heedless, awake, careless, under someone's critical eye, lawful, attention span, religious, unobservant, noticing, penetrating, alive, open-eyed, watching, attention, spiritual, awareness, inattentive, questioning, holy, tenty, puritanical, clear-sighted, bright, fixated, orthodox, understanding, focused, wide-awake, listening, marking, godly, devout, regard, thoughtless, searching, Argus-eyed, intelligent, deep, discerning, ascetic, wakeful, enthralled, eager
aware (part of speech: adjective)
attentive (part of speech: adjective)
careful, cautious, mindful, diligent, considering, enraptured, alert, fascinated, hearkening, regardful, watchful, heedful, concerned, rapt, immersed, engrossed, sharp, concentrating, intent, observing, responsible, scrutinizing, vigilant, interested, absorbed, entranced, attentive
cautious (part of speech: adjective)
circumspect (part of speech: adjective)
vigilant (part of speech: adjective)
- He was observant of the composition of the different groups in the rooms, of those who were chiefly about her Majesty, and of those who danced together. - "Princess Maritza", Percy Brebner.
- But Jacqueline, her eyes already opened by Jemima, was more observant, and began to realize at last that Philip was trying to avoid her mother. - "Kildares of Storm", Eleanor Mercein Kelly.
- Mine is a bird story too, said an observant- looking boy; but the kindness was done by birds, instead of by people. - "Master Sunshine", Mrs. C. F. Fraser.