NounVigilance (usually uncountable; plural Vigilances)
- Alert watchfulness.
- Close and continuous attention.
- "But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing." Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address, March 4, 1837
Adjectives for Vigilance
eternal; remarkable; utmost; constant; increasing; unceasing; determined; extraordinary; redoubled; jealous; habitual; stern.
Verbs for Vigilance
admonish—; circumvent—; ease—; enforce—; escape—; exhort—; heighten—; intensify—; lighten—; maintain—; mitigate—; necessitate—; reduce—; relax—; sharpen—; slacken—; —declines; —discovers; — insures; —lapses; —safeguards; —subsides; —wanes; —wearies.
protective, provided, prudent, psyched up, ready, ready for anything, ripe, safeguarding, screening, set, sharp, sharp-eyed, sheltering, shielding, sleepless, tutelary, unsleeping, up in arms, wakeful, wary, watchful, well-prepared, wide-awake, with open eyes, Argus-eyed, acute, agog, alert, all ears, all eyes, all ready, all set, armed, armed and ready, attentive, aux aguets, avid, booted and spurred, briefed, careful, cautious, chary, circumspect, coached, cocked, covering, custodial, defensive, eager, eagle-eyed, equipped, familiarized, fostering, good and ready, groomed, guarded, guardian, guarding, hawk-eyed, immunizing, in arms, in battle array, in readiness, in the saddle, informed, keen, keen-eyed, lidless, loaded, loaded for bear, mature, mobilized, observant, on guard, on the alert, on the lookout, on the mark, on the watch, open-eyed, parental, planned, prearranged, prepared, prepared and ready, prepped, preventive, primed, prophylactic, protecting,
- IPA: /ˈvɪdʒɪləns/
Vigilance f. (plural Vigilances)
- IPA: /vi.ʒi.lɑ̃s/