hyper-vigilant

vigilant

[vij-uh-luhnt]
adjective
1.
keenly watchful to detect danger; wary: a vigilant sentry.
2.
ever awake and alert; sleeplessly watchful.

Origin:
1470–80; < Latin vigilant- (stem of vigilāns), present participle of vigilāre to be watchful. See vigil, -ant

vigilantly, adverb
vigilantness, noun
hypervigilant, adjective
hypervigilantly, adverb
hypervigilantness, noun
nonvigilant, adjective
nonvigilantly, adverb
nonvigilantness, noun
previgilant, adjective
previgilantly, adverb
supervigilant, adjective
supervigilantly, adverb
unvigilant, adjective
unvigilantly, adverb

vigilant, vigilante.


2. wide-awake, sleepless. See alert.


1. careless.
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vigilant (ˈvɪdʒɪlənt)
 
adj
keenly alert to or heedful of trouble or danger, as while others are sleeping or unsuspicious
 
[C15: from Latin vigilāns keeping awake, from vigilāre to be watchful; see vigil]
 
'vigilantly
 
adv
 
'vigilantness
 
n

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vigilant
late 15c., from L. vigilantia "wakefulness," from vigilia (see vigil). Related: Vigilantly.
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