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Meaning of THOUGHTFUL

Pronunciation:  'thotful

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  showing consideration and anticipation of needs; "it was thoughtful of you to bring flowers"; "a neighbor showed thoughtful attention"
  2. [adj]  taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention; "heedful of the warnings"; "so heedful a writer"; "heedful of what they were doing"
  3. [adj]  having intellectual depth; "a deeply thoughtful essay"
  4. [adj]  acting with or showing thought and good sense; "a sensible young man"
  5. [adj]  exhibiting or characterized by careful thought; "a thoughtful paper"
 

THOUGHTFUL is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: attentive, bemused, brooding, broody, cogitative, considerate, considered, contemplative, deep in thought(p), deliberate, deliberative, excogitative, heedful, kind, lost(p), meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, preoccupied, profound, reasoned, reflective, ruminative, sensible, serious, thinking(a), well thought out(p)
 
 Antonyms: heedless, thoughtless, unheeding
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Thought"ful\, a.
1. Full of thought; employed in meditation; contemplative;
   as, a man of thoughtful mind.

         War, horrid war, your thoughtful walks invades.
                                               --Pope.

2. Attentive; careful; exercising the judgment; having the
   mind directed to an object; as, thoughtful of gain;
   thoughtful in seeking truth. --Glanvill.

3. Anxious; solicitous; concerned.

         Around her crowd distrust, and doubt, and fear, And
         thoughtful foresight, and tormenting care. --Prior.

Syn: Considerate; deliberate; contemplative; attentive;
     careful; wary; circumspect; reflective; discreet.

Usage: {Thoughtful}, {Considerate}. He who is habitually
       thoughtful rarely neglects his duty or his true
       interest; he who is considerate pauses to reflect and
       guard himself against error. One who is not thoughtful
       by nature, if he can be made considerate, will usually
       be guarded against serious mistakes. ``He who is
       thoughtful does not forget his duty; he who is
       considerate pauses, and considers properly what is his
       duty. It is a recommendation to a subordinate person
       to be thoughtful in doing what is wished of him; it is
       the recommendation of a confidential person to be
       considerate, as he has often to judge according to his
       own discretion. --Crabb. -- {Thought"ful*ly}, adv. --
       {Thought"ful*ness}, n.

 

 

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