from The Century Dictionary.

  • Watchful; observant; attentive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Giving particular attention; habitually attentive to what passes; observant{1}

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  • verb Present participle of observe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception


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  • My adjectival use: 'Although you could say 'the observing person' you might mean the 'observant person', the one who notices.'

    August 23, 2011