Open-eyed O"pen-eyed`, a. With eyes widely open; alert to possible danger; watchful; vigilant. --Shak.

Syn: argus-eyed, hawk-eyed, unsleeping, vigilant, wary, watchful. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • open-eyed — adj, adv awake, or with your eyes open ▪ She lay there open eyed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • open-eyed — open eyedly /oh peuhn uy id lee, uyd /, adv. /oh peuhn uyd /, adj. 1. having the eyes open. 2. having the eyes wide open, as in wonder. 3. watchful; observant; alert. 4. deliberate; conscious; knowing: an open eyed commission of a crime. [1595… …   Universalium

  • open-eyed — [ō′pən īd΄] adj. 1. having the eyes open or wide open; awake, aware, watchful, amazed, etc. 2. done with the eyes open …   English World dictionary

  • open-eyed — adjective carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger a policy of open eyed awareness the vigilant eye of the town watch there was a watchful dignity in the room a watchful parent with a toddler in tow • Syn: ↑argus eyed …   Useful english dictionary

  • open-eyed — adjective, adverb 1 awake, or with your eyes open 2 accepting or taking notice of all the facts of a situation: clear, open eyed reasoning …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • open-eyed — UK [ˌəʊpən ˈaɪd] / US [ˌoʊpən ˈaɪd] adjective someone who is open eyed understands a situation …   English dictionary

  • open eyed — Synonyms and related words: Argus eyed, advertent, agape, aghast, agog, alert, all agog, all ears, all eyes, amazed, assiduous, astonished, astounded, at gaze, attentive, aux aguets, aware, awed, awestruck, beguiled, bewildered, bewitched,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • open-eyed — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Amazed] Syn. wide eyed, intrigued, astounded, startled; see surprised . 2. [Watchful] Syn. gazing, aware, perceptive; see observant 2 , watching . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. 1. watchful vigilant, hawk eyed, eagle… …   English dictionary for students

  • open-eyed — adj 1. wide eyed, goggle eyed, agog, agape; astonished, astounded, surprised, amazed; awed, impressed. 2. watchful, alert, vigilant, on the qui vive; attentive, observant, awake, with one s ear to the ground, heedful; all eyes, hawk eyed, eagle… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • open-eyed — /oʊpən ˈaɪd/ (say ohpuhn uyd) adjective 1. having the eyes open. 2. having the eyes wide open as in wonder. 3. watchful; alert …   Australian English dictionary

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