English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'wakeful'

(adjective) 
Definition
without sleep
Wakeful babies often continue to need little sleep as they grow older.
Synonyms
sleepless
I have sleepless nights worrying about her.
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restless
He had spent a restless few hours on the plane.
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insomniac
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unsleeping
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Opposites
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dozing
(adjective) 
Definition
alert
Synonyms
watchful
Children swam at the pool, under the watchful eye of the lifeguards.
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alert
He had been spotted by an alert neighbour.
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wary
Keep a wary eye on children when they are playing near water.
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attentive
I wish you would be more attentive to detail.
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vigilant
Police warned the public to be vigilant and report anything suspicious.
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on the lookout
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observant
An observant doctor can detect symptoms from expression and posture.
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on guard
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on the alert
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on the qui vive
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unsleeping
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of alert
Definition
watchful and attentive
He had been spotted by an alert neighbour.
Synonyms
on the lookout,
on guard,
wide-awake,
on your toes,
on the watch,
keeping a weather eye on,
in the sense of attentive
Definition
paying close attention
I wish you would be more attentive to detail.
Synonyms
listening,
concentrating,
on your toes,
in the sense of heedful

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