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It was bleak and funny and tellingly observant. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is clear he was an observant and witty writer before he married millions. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)He is earnest in conversation, his eyes wide and observant. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The writing is witty, observant and supremely intelligent. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He had a wide open face, a fresh complexion with very few lines and youthful observant eyes. Seminary Boy (2006)The best memoirs are funny and acutely observant, throwing open the curtains onto a lost place and time. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His attention to detail and observant eye make his stories stand apart from the rest of the crowd, not his suffering. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But my American friend was sharply observant of our British culture. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their comments to the bakers are very funny, observant and well-timed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She's also very observant and witty, and he adores that. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's funny, observant and clear of purpose. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This relaxed, sharply observant book will no doubt be sneered at by academics, which is another reason for reading it. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'observant'
British English: observant /əbˈzɜːvənt/ ADJECTIVE
Someone who is observant pays a lot of attention to things and notices more about them than most people do.
That's a marvellous description -- you're unusually observant.
- American English: observant
- Arabic: قَوِي الـمُلَاحَظَةُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: observador
- Chinese: 观察力敏锐的
- Croatian: pronicav
- Czech: všímavý
- Danish: opmærksom
- Dutch: opmerkzaam
- European Spanish: observador
- Finnish: tarkkaavainen
- French: observateur
- German: aufmerksam
- Greek: παρατηρητικός
- Italian: osservatore
- Japanese: 観察力の鋭い
- Korean: 잘 지켜보고 있는
- Norwegian: oppmerksom
- Polish: uważny
- European Portuguese: observador
- Romanian: atent
- Russian: наблюдательный
- Spanish: observador
- Swedish: observant
- Thai: ช่างสังเกต
- Turkish: gözlemci
- Ukrainian: спостережливий
- Vietnamese: hay để ý
Definition of observant from the Collins English Dictionary
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