(adjective) exercising caution or showing care or attention; “they were careful when crossing the busy street”; “be careful to keep her shoes clean”; “did very careful research”; “careful art restorers”; “careful of the rights of others”; “careful about one’s behavior”

careful, deliberate, measured

(adjective) unhurried and with care and dignity; “walking at the same measured pace”; “with all deliberate speed”

careful, thrifty

(adjective) mindful of the future in spending money; “careful with money”

careful, heedful

(adjective) cautiously attentive; “careful of her feelings”; “heedful of his father’s advice”


(adjective) full of cares or anxiety; “Thou art careful and troubled about many things”-Luke 10.41

Source: WordNet® 3.1



careful (comparative more careful, superlative most careful)

Taking care; attentive to potential danger, error or harm; cautious.

Conscientious and painstaking; meticulous.

(obsolete) Full of care or grief; sorrowful, sad.

(obsolete) Full of cares or anxiety; worried, troubled.


• See also cautious

• See also meticulous


• careless


• acreful

Source: Wiktionary

Care"ful, a. Etym: [AS. cearful.]

1. Full of care; anxious; solicitous [Archaic] Be careful [Rev. Ver. "anxious"] for nothing. Phil. iv. 6. The careful plowman doubting stands. Milton.

2. Filling with care or colicitube; exposing to concern, anxiety, or trouble; painful. The careful cold beinneth for to creep. Spenser. By Him that raised me to this careful height. Shak.

3. Taking care; gicing good heed; watchful; cautious; provident; not indifferent heedless, or reckless; -- often follower byof, for, or the infinitive; as, careful of money; careful to do right. Thou hast been careful for us with all this care. 2. Kings iv, 13. What could a careful father more have done Dryden.


– Anxious; solicitous; provident; thoughtful; cautious; circumspect; heedful; watchful; vigilant.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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