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

    Twelve Men Theodore Dreiser
  • But he was learned in the law, and regardful of his position as a just and discriminating judge.

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

    The Quickening Francis Lynde
  • You shall always be regardful of what may be most to my service, and shall strive for the conservation of whatever belongs to us.

  • Freckles watched him with regardful eye and saw at last that he was completely exhausted.

    Freckles Gene Stratton-Porter
  • He understands me as well as a man can understand a girl, and he is regardful for me always.

    Phyllis Maria Thompson Daviess
  • 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
  • And upon the other hand privations make us regardful of others.

    Interludes Horace Smith
  • 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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