Watch"ful (?), a.
Full of watch; vigilant; attentive; careful to observe closely; observant; cautious; -- with of before the thing to be regulated or guarded; as, to be watchful of one's behavior; and with against before the thing to be avoided; as, to be watchful against the growth of vicious habits.
"Many a watchful
. "Happy watchful
'Twixt prayer and watchful love his heart dividing.
Syn. -- Vigilant; attentive; cautious; observant; circumspect; wakeful; heedful.
-- Watch"ful*ly, adv. -- Watch"ful*ness, n.
© Webster 1913.