Antonyms for observing

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uhb-zurv
Phonetic Transcription : əbˈzɜrv

Definition of observing

Origin :
  • late 14c., "to hold to" (a manner of life or course of conduct), from Old French observer, osserver "to observe, watch over, follow" (10c.), from Latin observare "watch over, note, heed, look to, attend to, guard, regard, comply with," from ob "over" (see ob-) + servare "to watch, keep safe," from PIE root *ser- "to protect." Meaning "to attend to in practice, to keep, follow" is attested from late 14c. Sense of "watch, perceive, notice" is 1560s, via notion of "see and note omens." Meaning "to say by way of remark" is from c.1600. Related: Observed; observing.
  • adj observant
  • adj engaged in observing
Example sentences :
  • "I was not observing the landscape," the other explains, carefully.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • Observing this, Medea looked round at the nephews, and smiled again.
  • Extract from : « Tanglewood Tales » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • "You seem to think little of it," I said, observing that he took it very coolly.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • I was very much interested in observing the society in which I found myself.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • It was the turn of the mender of roads to say it this time, after observing these operations.
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Cities » by Charles Dickens
  • Those who see the most are they who never appear to be observing.
  • Extract from : « Roden's Corner » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • She leaned forward, observing her profile; gravity seemed to be her mood.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • You will understand that my faculty of observing was unimpaired.
  • Extract from : « The Room in the Dragon Volant » by J. Sheridan LeFanu
  • My husband was with me, and I was fearful of his observing what passed.
  • Extract from : « Beaux and Belles of England » by Mary Robinson
  • No one was observing him, and the glove was immediately concealed.
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

Synonyms for observing

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