Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Showing attention; heedful.
  • adjective Showing deference.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having or paying regard.
  • Taking notice; heedful; observing with care; attentive.
  • Synonyms Observant, mindful, watchful, careful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Heedful; attentive; observant.

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  • adjective Respectful.
  • adjective Watchful, observant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective showing deference

Etymologies

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From regard +‎ -ful.

Examples

  • And I submit that you, like me, need to start being “regardful” of the cost – to YOURSELF, not just the cost to others (which seems to be in the currency of disappointment, most times).

    Princesses Never Give Up, Until They Totally Do - Her Bad Mother

  • Roumiyah, a Greek girl, by name Sofiyah or Sophia,145 whom the King of Roum and Lord of Cæsarea had sent to King Omar as a present, together with great store of gifts and of rarities: she was the fairest of favour and loveliest of all his handmaids and the most regardful of her honour; and she was gifted with a wit as penetrating as her presence was fascinating.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He watched several gulls veering near and saw a hundred other, gulls positioned on a slope, all facing the same way, motionless, regardful, joined in consciousness, in beautiful empty birdness, waiting for the signal to fly.

    Underworld

  • He watched several gulls veering near and saw a hundred other, gulls positioned on a slope, all facing the same way, motionless, regardful, joined in consciousness, in beautiful empty birdness, waiting for the signal to fly.

    Underworld

  • He watched several gulls veering near and saw a hundred other, gulls positioned on a slope, all facing the same way, motionless, regardful, joined in consciousness, in beautiful empty birdness, waiting for the signal to fly.

    Underworld

  • Mr. Crisparkle at such times, regardful of the slumbers of the china shepherdess.

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • She was so devoted, she had such a quick perception of what it would be well to say, and what it would be well to leave unsaid; she was so forgetful of herself, and so regardful of the sorrow about her, that I held her in a sort of veneration.

    David Copperfield

  • The ladies and my lord are intirely in my interests, and regardful of my punctilio.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Now it might have been supposed that a Circle — proud of his ancestry and regardful for a posterity which might possibly issue hereafter in a

    Flatland: a romance of many dimensions

  • No one hears a word from your mouth unbecoming the character of a polite gentleman; and I shall always be very regardful of what falls from mine.

    Pamela

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  • vs. regardless

    January 11, 2008