the caliber of becoming alert or from the aware briskness nimbleness task
- a situation of readiness to react
- the process of having to pay close and continuous interest
- vibrant attentiveness
- the caliber of being alert or in the alert; briskness; nimbleness; activity.
1714, from aware + -ness.
(n.) The grade of being alert or regarding the alert; briskness; nimbleness; activity.
That feeling of alertness and of readiness for anything was still further strengthened in him by the high opinion his fellow prisoners formed of him soon after his arrival at the shed.