browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

thoughtfulmore about thoughtful

thoughtful


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thoughtful  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  thoughtful 
  adj  1:  having  intellectual  depth;  "a  deeply  thoughtful  essay" 
  2:  exhibiting  or  characterized  by  careful  thought;  "a 
  thoughtful  paper"  [ant:  {thoughtless}] 
  3:  acting  with  or  showing  thought  and  good  sense  "a  sensible 
  young  man"  [syn:  {sensible}] 
  4:  taking  heed;  giving  close  and  thoughtful  attention;  "heedful 
  of  the  warnings";  "so  heedful  a  writer";  "heedful  of  what 
  they  were  doing"  [syn:  {heedful},  {attentive}]  [ant:  {heedless}] 
  5:  showing  consideration  and  anticipation  of  needs  "it  was 
  thoughtful  of  you  to  bring  flowers";  "a  neighbor  showed 
  thoughtful  attention"  [syn:  {kind}] 




more about thoughtful