Synonyms for watchfully:
cautiously, scrupulously, meticulously, providently, strictly, carefully, thoroughly, fastidiously, exactingly, fussily, thoughtfully, vigilantly, alertly, heedfully, conscientiously, particularly, mindfully, attentively, prudently, diligently, precisely.
deliberately, scrupulously, meticulously, heedfully, particularly, precisely, attentively, guardedly, vigilantly, concernedly, conscientiously, prudently, warily, fastidiously, providently, thoroughly, thoughtfully, circumspectly.
Usage examples for watchfully:
- Looking back, he saw that his hunters seemed content to wheel watchfully along the shore line, and presently he banked around and flew north. - "The Thunder Bird", B. M. Bower.
- He had taken only a step toward the library again, when Dan watchfully caught sight of him. - "The Exploits of Elaine", Arthur B. Reeve.
- We piled them into the smaller end of the log, and then lit them with our tinder- boxes, after which we stood about the larger opening and waited watchfully. - "Donald McElroy, Scotch Irishman", Willie Walker Caldwell.