Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Your observations have interested me deeply; they shall have my most high attention.

Latitude 25 degrees 52 minutes from mean of two observations.

Everything combines to prove the accuracy of my observations.

While he was intent on these observations, Elinor turned to the painter.

I also saw some things, which recalled to my mind the observations I had heard at my hotel.

From the depths of her observations of people she took comfort.

These observations were accompanied with the most significant looks.

Some pleasing exceptions may be found to these observations.

I shall offer a few more facts and observations on this point.

He was quick at repartee, and his observations were gentle but pertinent.


late 14c., "performance of a religious rite," from Latin observationem (nominative observatio) "a watching over, observance, investigation," noun of action from past participle stem of observare (see observe). Sense of "act or fact of paying attention" is from 1550s. Meaning "a remark in reference to something observed" first recorded 1590s.