Synonyms and Antonyms of observance
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 abidance, adherence, compliance, conformance, conformity, keeping, obedience, observation Related Words deference, honor, regard, respect, upholding; accession, acquiescence, submission, surrender; attendance, attention, heed, notice Near Antonyms brush-off, disregard, ignoring; delinquency, dereliction, forgetting, neglect, overlooking; offense (or offence), sin, wrong; challenge, defiance, flouting, rebellion Antonyms breach, contravention, infraction, infringement, nonobservance, transgression, trespass, violation
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 ceremonial, ceremony, form, formality, rite, ritual, solemnityRelated Words amenities, civility, decorum, etiquette, graces, proprieties; protocol; convention, custom, habit, manners, mores, practice (also practise), standard, tradition, way; celebration, service
3 a state of being aware <if you've been doing any significant housecleaning, it has escaped my observance> Synonyms advertence, advertency, awareness, cognizance, consciousness, ear, eye, heed, knowledge, mindfulness, note, notice, attention, observationRelated Words hyperawareness, hyperconsciousness; advisement, care, concern, consideration, regard, watch; apprehension, discernment, grasp, mind, perception, recognition, thought, understandingNear Antonyms disregard, neglect, obliviousness, unawareness
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