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alertness

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  1. 1 a close attentiveness to avoiding danger drove through the fog with extra alertness, as the road signs repeatedly warned of deer and moose crossings Synonyms of alertness caution, care, carefulness, cautiousness, chariness, circumspection, gingerliness, guardedness, heedfulness, prudence, warinessWords Related to alertness attentiveness, observance, vigilance, watchfulness; foresight, foresightedness, providence; calculation, canniness, deliberateness, deliberation, shrewdnessNear Antonyms of alertness abruptness, hastiness, impetuousness, precipitousness, rashness, suddenness; inconsiderateness, inconsideration, thoughtlessnessAntonyms of alertness brashness, carelessness, heedlessness, incaution, incautiousness, recklessness, unwariness

  2. 2 the state of being constantly attentive and responsive to signs of opportunity, activity, or danger we observed the U.S. border patrol's intensified alertness for drug smugglers at the border stations Synonyms of alertness alert, vigilance, attentiveness, qui vive, red alert, watch, watchfulnessWords Related to alertness aliveness, awareness, consciousness, mindfulness, receptiveness, receptivity, sensitivity; care, carefulness, cautiousness, chariness, heedfulness, wariness; preparation, readinessNear Antonyms of alertness absentmindedness, abstraction, daydreaming, daze, distraction; absorption, engrossment, obliviousness, preoccupation; unawareness, unconsciousness; carelessness, heedlessness, inattention, inattentiveness, inobservance; unwariness


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