Definitions for thoughtfulˈθɔt fəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

thought•fulˈθɔt fəl(adj.)

  1. showing consideration for others; considerate.

  2. characterized by or manifesting careful thought:

    a thoughtful essay.

  3. occupied with or given to thought; contemplative; meditative; reflective:

    in a thoughtful mood.

  4. careful, heedful, or mindful.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thoughtful(adj)

    having intellectual depth

    "a deeply thoughtful essay"

  2. thoughtful(adj)

    exhibiting or characterized by careful thought

    "a thoughtful paper"

  3. thoughtful, serious-minded(adj)

    acting with or showing thought and good sense

    "a sensible young man"

  4. heedful, attentive, thoughtful, paying attention(adj)

    taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention

    "heedful of the warnings"; "so heedful a writer"; "heedful of what they were doing"

  5. thoughtful(adj)

    considerate of the feelings or well-being of others

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. thoughtful(adjective)ˈθɔt fəl

    caring about others' feelings

    a thoughtful young man; Thank you. That was very thoughtful of you.

  2. thoughtfulˈθɔt fəl

    careful and with a lot of thought

    a thoughtful analysis of the subject; "I can do it for you," she said thoughtfully.; a thoughtfully written article; Your thoughtfulness is appreciated.; the thoughtfulness of your explanations


  1. thoughtful(Adjective)

    Demonstrating thought or careful consideration.

    Most thoughtful people eventually solve the puzzle.

  2. thoughtful(Adjective)

    Demonstrating kindness or consideration for others.

    Preparing dinner is a thoughtful gesture for a new mother.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thoughtful(adj)

    full of thought; employed in meditation; contemplative; as, a man of thoughtful mind

  2. Thoughtful(adj)

    attentive; careful; exercising the judgment; having the mind directed to an object; as, thoughtful of gain; thoughtful in seeking truth

  3. Thoughtful(adj)

    anxious; solicitous; concerned

Translations for thoughtful

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(appearing to be) thinking deeply

You look thoughtful; a thoughtful mood.

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