Observative vs. Observant


My niece called a few days ago ask if her husband had made up a new word. The sentence he said was, "You really are observative!" I laughed because it just sounded so silly. Then to make sure, I Googled it. The few sites that came up said it was an adjective and most of them had observant in capital letters at the bottom. What is your take on this?

asked May 06 '13 at 13:15 Heidie Gay New member

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I've never heard it, nor can I remember ever reading it anywhere. Apparently, it's correctivant, if somewhat obscurative.

link comment answered May 06 '13 at 13:47 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Sounds like something George Bush would say.

link comment answered May 06 '13 at 22:57 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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