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  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. 
  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]: 
  adv  1:  in  a  thoughtful  manner;  "he  stared  thoughtfully  out  the 
  window"  [ant:  {thoughtlessly}] 
  2:  showing  thoughtfulness;  "he  had  thoughtfully  brought  with 
  him  some  food"  [ant:  {thoughtlessly}] 

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