from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Showing attention; heedful.
  • adj. Showing deference; respectful.

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  • adj. Respectful.
  • adj. Watchful, observant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Heedful; attentive; observant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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  • adj. showing deference


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From regard +‎ -ful.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • “Only, Sir, permit me to add, that when, in my particular case, you enjoin me to appear before you always dressed, even in the early part of the day, it would be wrong, if I was less regardful of my behaviour and actions, than of my appearance.”


  • Your family affords an eminent instance of it: the good have been confirmed, the remiss have been reformed, the passionate have been tamed; and there is not a family in the kingdom, I will venture to say, to the honour of every individual in it, more uniform, more regular, and freer from evil, and more regardful of what they say and do, than yours.



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  • vs. regardless

    January 11, 2008