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Synonyms and Antonyms of watchfulness

  1. the state of being constantly attentive and responsive to signs of opportunity, activity, or danger <it was only her motherly watchfulness that saved the boy from an accident> Synonyms alert, alertness, attentiveness, qui vive, red alert, watch, vigilanceRelated Words aliveness, awareness, consciousness, mindfulness, receptiveness, receptivity, sensitivity; care, carefulness, cautiousness, chariness, heedfulness, wariness; preparation, readinessNear Antonyms absentmindedness, abstraction, daydreaming, daze, distraction; absorption, engrossment, obliviousness, preoccupation; unawareness, unconsciousness; carelessness, heedlessness, inattention, inattentiveness, inobservance; unwariness

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