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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thoughtfullyadverb

    in a thoughtful manner

    "he stared thoughtfully out the window"

  2. thoughtfullyadverb

    showing consideration and thoughtfulness

    "he had thoughtfully brought with him some food to share"


  1. thoughtfullyadverb

    In a thoughtful manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thoughtfullyadverb

    With thought or consideration; with sollicitude.

    Etymology: from thoughtful.


  1. thoughtfully

    Thoughtfully can be defined as the act of doing something by carefully considering or paying attention to its possible consequences or effects. It also pertains to a manner that displays kind consideration for others, demonstrating understanding or contemplative nature.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thoughtfully in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thoughtfully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of thoughtfully in a Sentence

  1. Samantha Heller:

    We should all be eating more slowly, mindfully and thoughtfully, there is never any reason to stuff one’s self into a food coma. It’s tough on the body in many ways and never leaves one feeling energized, healthy, or in the case of the male-female relationship, sexy.

  2. Steven Fletcher:

    There does need to be some criminal code provision, I think, to prevent abuse. I don't want people, because they have a bad hair day, to get their car mechanic to take them down, we want to make sure that we move forward quickly, but thoughtfully, and the Supreme Court has really given us a clear path.

  3. Olivia Nuzzi:

    It’s very very easy to get caught in a talking point trap, to participate in popular political discourse — and to do so semi-thoughtfully, with original analysis — and to never challenge the foundation of the conversation.

  4. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Bornstein:

    We certainly have thought more deeply and more thoughtfully about our supply chain footprint and our manufacturing footprint, that's a little bit of a natural hedge that a global company has.

  5. Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom:

    With marijuana legalization increasingly likely in California, it is vital that policymakers are informed by the expert think tank we've assembled to make sure any changes in law are thoughtfully constructed and implemented safely and effectively.

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