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regard

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of regard

  1. 1 a feeling of great approval and liking I have a deep regard for humanitarian aid workers who risk everything to help the poor Synonyms of regard account, appreciation, esteem, estimation, favor, admiration, respectWords Related to regard appetite, fancy, fondness, like, love, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, use; acclamation, adoration, adulation, approbation, deference, hero worship, homage, honor, idolatry, infatuation, lionization, praise, props [slang], reverence, veneration, worship; delight, enjoyment; amazement, awe, wonder, wonderment; enthusiasm, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; affection, attachment, devotion, passionNear Antonyms of regard condemnation, disapproval, disdain, opprobrium, scorn; disappointment, discontent, disenchantment, disgruntlement, disillusionment, displeasure, indignation, unhappiness; aversion, contempt, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disregard, distaste; hate, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; abomination, antipathy, detestation; deprecation, displeasure, dissatisfactionAntonyms of regard disfavor

  2. 2 an instance of looking especially briefly flashed the young man an imperial regard that clearly indicated such behavior was out of line Synonyms of regard cast, eye, gander, glance, glimpse, peek, peep, look, sight, viewWords Related to regard gape, gaze, glare, leer, ogle, stare; side-glance; squinny, squint; coup d'oeil

  3. 3 relation to or concern with something specified with regard to your request for time off, go ahead and take the whole week for vacation Synonyms of regard reference, respect

  4. 4 regards pl  best wishes give your parents my regards Synonyms of regard commendations [archaic], congratulations, felicitations, greetings, regards, respectsWords Related to regard approval, benediction, blessing, endorsement (also indorsement); acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), citation, commendation; adulation, flattery, praise; well-wishingNear Antonyms of regard dig, gibe (or jibe), insult, put-down, taunt

  5. 5 a fixed intent look fixed the same magisterial regard on all the miscreants who appeared before her in court Synonyms of regard aspect [archaic], eye, gape, gaze, scrutiny, stareWords Related to regard glare, glower; contemplation, fixation; attention, observance, observation, surveillance, watch; examination, inspection, perusal, study, surveyNear Antonyms of regard blink [chiefly Scottish], flash, glance, glimpse, peek, peep, sight, stime [chiefly Scottish & Irish]; oeillade, ogle; browse, scan

  6. 6 archaic  the outward form of someone or something especially as indicative of a quality Lord Warwick's noble regard and gallant demeanor set the innocent maid's heart aflutter Synonyms of regard aspect, dress, figure, garb, look, mien, outside, presence, appearance [archaic]Words Related to regard air, attitude, bearing, behavior, comportment, demeanor, deportment, manner, poise, pose; carriage, posture, stance; cast, mold, shape, turn; color, coloring, complexion; countenance, face, features, habit, habitus, person [archaic], physiognomy, superficies, visage


regard

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of regard

  1. 1 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes she regarded him with astonishment when he announced he had gotten engaged Synonyms of regard behold, catch, descry, discern, distinguish, espy, eye, look (at), note, notice, observe, perceive, see, remark, sight, spot, spy, view, witnessWords Related to regard identify, make out, pick out, pick up; attend (to), consider, heed, mark, mind; study, watch; examine, inspect, scan, scrutinize, survey; glance (at), glimpse, peer (at)Near Antonyms of regard disregard, ignore, neglect, overpass, pass over; miss, overlook

  2. 2 to take notice of and be guided by as a traveler, you should regard the laws and customs of whatever country you are visiting Synonyms of regard follow, listen (to), mind, note, observe, heed, watchWords Related to regard consider, contemplate, mull, ponder, weigh; comply (with), conform (to), keep, obey, respect; attend (to), hark (to), hear, hearken (to); mark, notice, seeNear Antonyms of regard brush (aside or off), discount, dismiss, gloss (over), gloze (over), neglect, pass over, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn, shrug off; defy, flout; slight, snubAntonyms of regard disregard, ignore, tune out

  3. 3 to think of in a particular way I wouldn't regard that offhand comment as a serious threat to your personal safety Synonyms of regard account, call, count, esteem, hold, look (on or upon), rate, reckon, consider, set down, viewWords Related to regard believe, deem, feel, sense, think; conceive, fancy, imagine

  4. 4 to think very highly or favorably of an astronomer who is highly regarded by his peers Synonyms of regard appreciate, consider, esteem, admire, respectWords Related to regard acclaim, accredit, applaud, approve, commend, compliment, credit, praise; delight (in), drink (in), enjoy, relish, revel (in), savor (also savour); dig, fancy, favor, groove (on), like, love; adore, adulate, canonize, deify, dote (on), hallow, idolize, revere, reverence, venerate, worship; cherish, love, prize, treasure, valueNear Antonyms of regard abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe; condemn, decry, deplore, disapprove, discount, discountenance, disdain, disfavor, dislike, dismiss, disregard, frown (on or upon), kiss off, scorn, vilify

  5. 5 to give consideration to (as unexpected circumstances or contingencies) the judges regard the amount of effort and energy you put into the project in evaluating it Synonyms of regard consider, factor (in or into), provide (for), allowWords Related to regard accommodate, adapt, adjust, condition; anticipate, contemplate, envisage, expect, foresee; assume, presume, presuppose; plan; calculate, faceNear Antonyms of regard factor (out)Antonyms of regard discount, disregard

Synonym Discussion of regard

regard, respect, esteem, admire mean to recognize the worth of a person or thing. regard is a general term that is usually qualified.
    • he is highly regarded in the profession
respect implies a considered evaluation or estimation.
    • after many years they came to respect her views
esteem implies greater warmth of feeling accompanying a high valuation.
    • no citizen of the town was more highly esteemed
admire suggests usually enthusiastic appreciation and often deep affection.
    • a friend that I truly admire


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