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observance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of observance

  1. 1 the following of a custom, rule, or law the observance of this family tradition would make your grandmother very happy observance of the smoking ban in public buildings Synonyms of observance abidance, adherence, compliance, conformance, conformity, keeping, obedience, observation Words Related to observance deference, honor, regard, respect, upholding; accession, acquiescence, submission, surrender; attendance, attention, heed, notice Near Antonyms of observance brush-off, disregard, ignoring; delinquency, dereliction, forgetting, neglect, overlooking; offense (or offence), sin, wrong; challenge, defiance, flouting, rebellion Antonyms of observance breach, contravention, infraction, infringement, nonobservance, transgression, trespass, violation

  2. 2 an oft-repeated action or series of actions performed in accordance with tradition or a set of rules some religions require very specific observances on holy days Synonyms of observance ceremonial, ceremony, form, formality, rite, ritual, solemnityWords Related to observance amenities, civility, decorum, etiquette, graces, proprieties; protocol; convention, custom, habit, manners, mores, practice (also practise), standard, tradition, way; celebration, service

  3. 3 a state of being aware if you've been doing any significant housecleaning, it has escaped my observance Synonyms of observance advertence, advertency, awareness, cognizance, consciousness, ear, eye, heed, knowledge, mindfulness, note, notice, attention, observationWords Related to observance hyperawareness, hyperconsciousness; advisement, care, concern, consideration, regard, watch; apprehension, discernment, grasp, mind, perception, recognition, thought, understandingNear Antonyms of observance disregard, neglect, obliviousness, unawareness



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