regardful


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re·gard·ful

 (rĭ-gärd′fəl)
adj.
1. Showing attention; heedful.
2. Showing deference.

re·gard′ful·ly adv.
re·gard′ful·ness n.

regardful

(rɪˈɡɑːdfʊl)
adj
1. (often foll by of) showing regard (for); heedful (of)
2. showing regard, respect, or consideration
reˈgardfully adv
reˈgardfulness n

re•gard•ful

(rɪˈgɑrd fəl)

adj.
1. observant; attentive; heedful (often fol. by of).
2. showing or feeling regard or esteem; respectful.
[1580–90]
re•gard′ful•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.regardful - showing deference
respectful - full of or exhibiting respect; "respectful behavior"; "a respectful glance"

regardful

adjective
Concentrating the mental powers on something:
Idiom: all ears.
Translations

regardful

[rɪˈgɑːdfʊl] ADJ regardful ofatento a

regardful

adj (form) regardful of (one’s) dutysich (dat)seiner Pflicht (gen)bewusst, pflichtbewusst; to be regardful of somebody’s feelingsjds Gefühle achten or respektieren
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I had not been seated very long ere a man of a certain venerable robustness entered; immediately as the storm-pelted door flew back upon admitting him, a quick regardful eyeing of him by all the congregation, sufficiently attested that this fine old man was the chaplain.
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 Chief Circle -- would be more careful than any other to choose a wife who had no blot on her escutcheon.
Not considering in how different a circle she had been just seeing him, nor how much might be owing to contrast, she was quite persuaded of his being astonishingly more gentle and regardful of others than formerly.
A man and a woman were issuing from the door of this habitation as the sleigh was passing, The former moved with a stiff, military step, that was a good deal heightened by a limp in one leg; but the woman advanced with a measure and an air that seemed not particularly regardful of what she might encounter.
Crisparkle at such times, regardful of the slumbers of the china shepherdess.
Though ready to slay, and not over regardful of the means, he is commonly content with the scalp, unless when blood is hot, and temper up; but after spirit is once fairly gone, he forgets his enmity, and is willing to let the dead find their natural rest.
Sparsit had a failing in her association with that domestic establishment, it was that she was so excessively regardless of herself and regardful of others, as to be a nuisance.
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.
Just as the Intellect concerns itself with Truth, so Taste informs us of the Beautiful, while the Moral Sense is regardful of Duty.
properly tender and regardful, or must what each seeks for himself
A] law which is intended merely to promote personal security, and to put down lawless aggression and violence, and to that end inhibits the wearing of certain weapons, in such a manner as is calculated to exert an unhappy influence upon the moral feelings of the wearer, by making him less regardful of the personal security of others, does not come in collision with the constitution.
It is, in a sense, man's role to be regardful of that interdependence, and thus him or herself be open to the entire sway of Being, where things reveal themselves in their proper surroundings.