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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Careful  \Care"ful\  (k[^a]r"f[.u]l),  a.  [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  solicitude;  exposing  to  concern, 
  anxiety,  or  trouble;  painful. 
 
  The  careful  cold  beginneth  for  to  creep.  --Spenser. 
 
  By  Him  that  raised  me  to  this  careful  height. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Taking  care  giving  good  heed;  watchful;  cautious; 
  provident;  not  indifferent,  heedless,  or  reckless;  -- 
  often  followed  by  of  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. 
 
  Syn:  Anxious;  solicitous;  provident;  thoughtful;  cautious; 
  circumspect;  heedful;  watchful;  vigilant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  careful 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {careless}] 
  2:  cautiously  attentive;  "careful  of  her  feelings";  "heedful  of 
  his  father's  advice"  [syn:  {heedful}] 
  3:  with  care  and  dignity;  "walking  at  the  same  measured  pace"; 
  "with  all  deliberate  speed"  [syn:  {deliberate},  {measured}] 
  4:  (archaic)  full  of  cares  or  anxiety;  "Thou  art  careful  and 
  troubled  about  many  things"-Luke  10.41 
  5:  mindful  of  the  future  in  spending  money;  "careful  with 
  money"  [syn:  {thrifty}] 




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