2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Careful \Care"ful\ (k[^a]r"f[.u]l), adjective [AS. cearful.]

1. Full of care; anxious; solicitous. [Archaic]

Be careful [Rev. Ver. "anxious"] for nothing. --Phil. iv. 6.

The careful plowman doubting stands. --Milton.

2. Filling with care or solicitude; exposing to concern, anxiety, or trouble; painful.

The careful cold beginneth for to creep. --Spenser.

By Him that raised me to this careful height. --Shak.

3. 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.

Thou hast been careful for us with all this care. --2. Kings iv, 13.

What could a careful father more have done? --Dryden.

Syn: Anxious; solicitous; provident; thoughtful; cautious; circumspect; heedful; watchful; vigilant.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: 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" [ant: {careless}]

2: cautiously attentive; "careful of her feelings"; "heedful of his father's advice" [syn: {careful}, {heedful}]

3: unhurried and with care and dignity; "walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed" [syn: {careful}, {deliberate}, {measured}]

4: full of cares or anxiety; "Thou art careful and troubled about many things"-Luke 10.41

5: mindful of the future in spending money; "careful with money" [syn: {careful}, {thrifty}]

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