UNOBSERVANT

observant

[uhb-zur-vuhnt]
adjective
1.
quick to notice or perceive; alert.
2.
looking at, watching, or regarding attentively; watchful.
3.
careful in the observing of a law, custom, religious ritual, or the like.
noun
4.
an observer of law or rule.
5.
(initial capital letter) . Also, Observantine [ob-zur-vuhn-tin, -teen] . a member of a Franciscan order that observes the strict rule of St. Francis.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < French, present participle of observer. See observe, -ant

observantly, adverb
unobservant, adjective
unobservantly, adverb


1. perceptive. 2. attentive, heedful, mindful, aware. 3. obedient.


1. dull, slow. 2. heedless.
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observant (əbˈzɜːvənt)
 
adj
1.  paying close attention to detail; watchful or heedful
2.  adhering strictly to rituals, ceremonies, laws, etc
 
ob'servantly
 
adv

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observant
c.1600, from Fr. observant, pp. of observer (see observance). In reference to Judaism, from 1902.
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