Synonyms for watchful:
on the lookout (adjective)
meticulous, mindful, guarded, vigilant, prudent, finical, responsible, exacting, strict, precise, cautious, attentive, conscientious, sharp-eyed, careful, ready, prepared, scrupulous, observant, thorough, diligent, fussy, provident, regardful, alert, heedful, particular, fastidious, thoughtful.
Usage examples for watchful:
- Then did Watchful, who kept the lodge, ask Christiana whence she had come and who her friends were. - "The Pilgrim's Progress in Words of One Syllable", Mary Godolphin.
- From which I inferred that, perhaps, at ordinary times, the place may be rather ragged, and that an occasional bone may escape the guardian's watchful eye. - "The Charm of Ireland", Burton Egbert Stevenson.
- Amos of course felt it deeply, but it made no alteration in his own watchful love to his sister. - "Amos Huntingdon", T.P. Wilson.