Definition of sharp-eyed in US English:



  • Quick to notice things; observant.

    ‘sharp-eyed readers may have already spotted this’
    • ‘I am grateful to all these patient, sharp-eyed colleagues.’
    • ‘On the bottom, a sharp-eyed diver can spot all kinds of strange animals.’
    • ‘Haywood said the sharp-eyed inspectors are on the lookout for the slightest deviance from the rules.’
    • ‘But police say a sharp-eyed patrolman helped prevent a much larger tragedy there.’
    • ‘This parking lot purse thief may be in custody thanks to some sharp-eyed citizens.’
    • ‘Sharp-eyed observers may notice the addition of one tiny syllable to this site overnight.’
    • ‘But he pointed out that three burglaries were prevented by sharp-eyed neighbours seeing what was happening.’
    • ‘Perhaps the second-hand shops of the north-east could reveal hidden treasure for the sharp-eyed landlord?’
    • ‘A sharp-eyed youngster has found a medieval coin dating back more than 700 years in his school playground.’
    • ‘Our thanks to sharp-eyed readers who pointed out some errors in recent issues.’
    • ‘Their sharp-eyed fellow lawyers are able to use this to discern something of their current mental state.’
    • ‘The sharp-eyed filmmaker knew exactly what she wanted, then hammered out exactly what she could afford.’
    • ‘Fish life on the wreck is as varied as on any reef and there are numerous exotic finds for sharp-eyed divers.’
    • ‘A sharp-eyed shopkeeper, who alerted CCTV operators, was the key to tracing three missing boys.’
    • ‘The offending post has been removed, thanks to a sharp-eyed programmer who let us know what had happened.’
    • ‘It isn't difficult to let a sharp-eyed stunt co-ordinator rule the screen.’
    • ‘Family circulars sometimes suggested marital irregularities to sharp-eyed investigators.’
    • ‘He had flown into Orlando International Airport from Dubai on August 4, 2001, but a sharp-eyed customs agent had denied him entry.’
    • ‘Using his feet he scuffed the sand to shape a desperate SOS message which was spotted by a sharp-eyed Coastwatch pilot.’
    • ‘The process begins with a trip to the bank, where a sharp-eyed analyst will review your finances.’
    observant, perceptive, sharp-sighted, eagle-eyed, with eyes like a hawk, hawk-eyed, keen-eyed, lynx-eyed, gimlet-eyed
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