What does careful mean?

Definitions for careful
ˌkɛər fəlcare·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carefuladjective

    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"

  2. careful, heedfuladjective

    cautiously attentive

    "careful of her feelings"; "heedful of his father's advice"

  3. careful, deliberate, measuredadjective

    unhurried and with care and dignity

    "walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed"

  4. carefuladjective

    full of cares or anxiety

    "Thou art careful and troubled about many things"-Luke 10.41

  5. careful, thriftyadjective

    mindful of the future in spending money

    "careful with money"

Wiktionary

  1. carefuladjective

    Full of care or grief; sorrowful, sad.

  2. carefuladjective

    Full of cares or anxiety; worried, troubled.

  3. carefuladjective

    Having care (for); attentive to potential danger, error or harm; cautious.

    He was a slow and careful driver.

  4. carefuladjective

    Conscientious and painstaking; meticulous.

    They made a careful search of the crimescene.

  5. Etymology: From careful, from carful, cearful, equivalent to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Carefuladjective

    Etymology: from care and full.

    Martha, thou art careful, and troubled about many things. Luke, x. 41.

    Welcome, thou pleasing slumber;
    A while embrace me in thy leaden arms,
    And charm my careful thoughts. John Denham, Sophy.

    Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? 2 Kings, iv. 13.

    To cure their mad ambition, they were sent
    To rule a distant province, each alone:
    What could a careful father more have done? Dryden.

    It concerns us to be careful of our conversations. John Ray.

    By him that rais’d me to this careful height,
    From that contented hap, which I enjoy’d. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

Wikipedia

  1. Careful

    Careful is a song by American rock band Paramore, and is the fourth single from their third studio album, Brand New Eyes. The song charted on the Billboard Hot 100 the week Brand New Eyes was released before it was announced as a single. It charted due to digital downloads. The song impacted radio on June 8, 2010.

ChatGPT

  1. careful

    Careful refers to the act of showing caution, precision, or attentiveness to potential danger, errors or risks. It implies a sense of mindfulness and meticulousness, often involving thoughtful and prudent actions to avoid harm or negative consequences. It can also refer to a meticulous and detail-oriented approach towards a particular task or situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carefuladjective

    full of care; anxious; solicitous

  2. Carefuladjective

    filling with care or solicitude; exposing to concern, anxiety, or trouble; painful

  3. Carefuladjective

    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

Wikidata

  1. Careful

    "Careful" is Guster's second single released off the Keep it Together album. It is also on the live CD and DVD Guster on Ice. Brian Rosenworcel does backup vocals during the "na na na nas" on "Careful". This is only the second time he has been credited with vocals.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'careful' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2171

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'careful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1129

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'careful' in Adjectives Frequency: #264

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of careful in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of careful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of careful in a Sentence

  1. The Republican presidential candidate:

    After careful consideration of all the factors involved in this event and communicating with members of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) at the National level, it has been decided by Local 2455 to pull out of all events involving Donald Trump.

  2. Grant Duwe:

    Part of the blowback with connecting mental illness to mass shootings is the fear that mentally ill people will be stigmatized, that’s what we try to be careful with, most of the people with serious mental illness are not violent.

  3. John Tantillo:

    Brands have to be careful not alienate their clients, when a non-profit gets into controversy, global brands have to revisit their relationship no matter how small.

  4. Renae A. Sauter:

    Be careful not to censor yourself to fit a certain situation or group of people. When we start to censor ourselves we can easily censor ourselves right out of our lives.

  5. Republican Gov. Nathan Deal:

    In light of the Paris events, it just goes to show that you can’t be too careful.

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Translations for careful

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  • старателен, акуратен, внимателен, грижливBulgarian
  • সাবধান, সতর্কBengali
  • cautelós, curósCatalan, Valencian
  • pečlivý, opatrnýCzech
  • behutsam, vorsichtig, sorgfältigGerman
  • προσεκτικός, επιμελήςGreek
  • zorgaEsperanto
  • cauto, cuidadosoSpanish
  • tähelepanelik, ettevaatlikEstonian
  • huolellinen, varovainenFinnish
  • soigneuse, prudent, soigneux, prudenteFrench
  • curamachIrish
  • cùramachScottish Gaelic
  • સાવધાનGujarati
  • זהיר, זהירהHebrew
  • सतर्क, सावधानHindi
  • cauto, prudente, accuratoItalian
  • 思慮深い, 注意深いJapanese
  • ყურადღებიანიGeorgian
  • curiosus, cautus, meticulosusLatin
  • rūpīgs, uzmanīgsLatvian
  • सावधMarathi
  • behoedzaam, voorzichtig, doortastend, omzichtig, prudent, zorgvuldig, grondigDutch
  • ostrożna, ostrożny, ostrożnePolish
  • cuidadoso, cautelosa, cauteloso, meticuloso, cuidadosa, prudente, meticulosaPortuguese
  • precaut, prudentRomanian
  • тщательный, старательный, внимательный, аккуратный, осторожныйRussian
  • सावधान, सतर्कSanskrit
  • бри̏жан, брѝжљив, brȉžan, по̀мњив, pòmnjiv, о̏пре̄зан, ȍprēzan, brìžljivSerbo-Croatian
  • försiktigSwedish
  • கவனமாகTamil
  • ساودھان, سترکUrdu

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