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Definition 1: carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wakeful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a policy of open-eyed awareness
  • the vigilant eye of the town watch
  • there was a watchful dignity in the room
  • a watchful parent with a toddler in tow

Synonyms for wakeful in the sense of this definition

(wakeful is similar to ...) engaged in or accustomed to close observation

"caught by a couple of alert cops" "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came" "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"

Definition 2: marked by full consciousness or alertness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wakeful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • worked every moment of my waking hours

Synonyms for wakeful in the sense of this definition

(wakeful is similar to ...) not in a state of sleep; completely conscious

"lay awake thinking about his new job" "still not fully awake"

Definition 3: (of sleep) easily disturbed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wakeful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in a light doze
  • a light sleeper
  • a restless wakeful night

Synonyms for wakeful in the sense of this definition

(wakeful is similar to ...) not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply

"shallow breathing" "a night of shallow fretful sleep" "in a shallow trance"

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