thoughtfully
adverb see thoughtful

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • thoughtfully — thought|ful|ly [ θɔtfəli ] adverb 1. ) in a kind way that shows you consider that what other people want or need is important: Extra blankets had thoughtfully been provided. 2. ) in a way that shows you are thinking seriously about something: Dan …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thoughtfully — UK [ˈθɔːtf(ə)lɪ] / US [ˈθɔtfəlɪ] adverb 1) in a way that shows you are thinking seriously about something Dan rubbed his chin thoughtfully. 2) in a kind way that shows you consider that what other people want or need is important Extra blankets… …   English dictionary

  • thoughtfully — adverb 1. in a thoughtful manner (Freq. 8) he stared thoughtfully out the window • Ant: ↑thoughtlessly • Derived from adjective: ↑thoughtful 2. showing consideration and thoughtfulness (Freq. 3) …   Useful english dictionary

  • thoughtfully — adv. Thoughtfully is used with these verbs: ↑add, ↑chew, ↑eye, ↑frown, ↑gaze, ↑murmur, ↑nod, ↑pause, ↑puff, ↑regard, ↑respond, ↑say, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • thoughtfully — thoughtful ► ADJECTIVE 1) absorbed in or involving thought. 2) showing careful consideration or attention. 3) showing regard for other people. DERIVATIVES thoughtfully adverb thoughtfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Thoughtfully — Thoughtful Thought ful, a. 1. Full of thought; employed in meditation; contemplative; as, a man of thoughtful mind. [1913 Webster] War, horrid war, your thoughtful walks invades. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Attentive; careful; exercising the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thoughtfully — See thoughtful. * * * …   Universalium

  • thoughtfully — adverb In a thoughtful manner …   Wiktionary

  • thoughtfully — adv. pensively, contemplatively; considerately, kindly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thoughtfully — thought·ful·ly …   English syllables

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