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wide-awake

[wahyd-uh-weyk] /ˈwaɪd əˈweɪk/
adjective
1.
fully awake; with the eyes wide open.
2.
alert, keen, or knowing:
a wide-awake young woman.
noun
3.
Also called wide-awake hat. a soft, low-crowned felt hat.
4.
the sooty tern.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
Related forms
wide-awakeness, noun
Synonyms
2. watchful, vigilant; sharp, quick, astute.
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Examples for wide-awake
  • It is not a piece of work to cause drowsiness, for the wide-awake conduct of its participants is contagious.
British Dictionary definitions for wide-awake

wide-awake

adjective (wide awake when postpositive)
1.
fully awake
2.
keen, alert, or observant
noun
3.
Also called wide-awake hat. a hat with a low crown and very wide brim
Derived Forms
wide-awakeness, noun
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