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[ri-gahrd-fuh l] /rɪˈgɑrd fəl/
observant; attentive; heedful (often followed by of):
a man regardful of the feelings of others.
showing or feeling regard or esteem; respectful.
Origin of regardful
First recorded in 1580-90; regard + -ful
Related forms
regardfully, adverb
regardfulness, noun
unregardful, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for regardful
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  • Even in the exterior of the gift, she had been regardful of his taste.

    Husks Marion Harland
  • We are so wise in America, so interested in our fellowman, so regardful of his welfare.

    Twelve Men Theodore Dreiser
  • And upon the other hand privations make us regardful of others.

    Interludes Horace Smith
  • But if we may not probe too deeply into primal causes, we may still be regardful of the effects.

    The Quickening Francis Lynde
  • He understands me as well as a man can understand a girl, and he is regardful for me always.


    Maria Thompson Daviess
  • But he was learned in the law, and regardful of his position as a just and discriminating judge.

  • His attitude on slavery was typical of the men at the North who were at once humane and regardful of the established order.

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • Freckles watched him with regardful eye and saw at last that he was completely exhausted.

    Freckles Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Why had she not helped him in his devices, fallen into his plans, been regardful of his fortunes, and made herself one with him?

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope
  • I have not wanted good words, and exceeding kind and regardful usance.

    Great Ralegh Hugh De Selincourt
British Dictionary definitions for regardful


(often foll by of) showing regard (for); heedful (of)
showing regard, respect, or consideration
Derived Forms
regardfully, adverb
regardfulness, noun
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