1. One who observes forms and rules. [Obs.]
2. A sycophantic servant. [Obs.]
Silly ducking observants,
That stretch their duties nicely. --Shak.
3. R. C. Ch. An Observantine.
1. Taking notice; viewing or noticing attentively; watchful; carefully attentive; as, an observant spectator; observant habits.
Wandering from clime to clime observant stray'd. --Pope.
2. Submissively attentive; obediently watchful; regardful; mindful; obedient (to); -- with of, as, to be observant of rules.
We are told how observant Alexander was of his master Aristotle. --Sir K. Digby.
adj 1: paying close attention especially to details
2: quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception [syn: observing]
3: (of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and
customs; "law-abiding citizens"; "observant of the speed
limit" [syn: law-abiding]