From mis- +‎ regard.



misregard (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Wrong understanding; misconstruction.
  2. Disregard; failure to heed or consider; contempt; neglect.
    • 1801, Bannatyne Club, Publications - Volume 93, Issue 1 - Page 297:
      As to the duke's misregard of her offer, they did remit the truth of that to the report of the persons employed by herself.
    • 1988, Harry Berger, Revisionary Play:
      [] poem does a turnabout as the narrator justifies that "misregard" by telling the golden-age story from the Censor's standpoint: []

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misregard (third-person singular simple present misregards, present participle misregarding, simple past and past participle misregarded)

  1. (transitive) To disregard; fail to heed; ignore; neglect.
    • 1655, Lyford, William, The plain mans senses exercised to discern both good and evil:
      To misregard the Word is in the account of Paul, to misregard ones own Salvation, he does not prise his own Soul, as he should do: []
    • 1870, Alexander, William, The Poetical Works:
      [] yet such being their resolution, that in they would, and be worshipful upon any terms, they misregarded all formerly-used steps of promotion, accounting them but unnecessary, and most rudely rushing into the very sanctuary, they immediately hung out the orange colours to testifie their conquest of the honour of knights-baronet.
    • 2002, Todd, Margo, The Culture of Protestantism in Early Modern Scotland:
      Both minister and session were 'highly offended that he should have so far misregarded his pastor and provoked him to ire.'


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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for misregard in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)