careful

  • 1 careful — 1 solicitous, anxious, worried, concerned (see under CARE n) Analogous words: disquieted, perturbed, discomposed, disturbed, upset (see DISCOMPOSE): troubled, distressed (see TROUBLE vb): *watchful, vigilant, alert 2 Careful, meticulous,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Careful — Care ful (k[^a]r f[.u]l), a. [AS. cearful.] 1. Full of care; anxious; solicitous. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Be careful [Rev. Ver. anxious ] for nothing. Phil. iv. 6. [1913 Webster] The careful plowman doubting stands. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 careful — [ker′fəl] adj. [ME & OE: see CARE & FUL] 1. acting or working in a thoughtful, painstaking way 2. cautious, wary, or guarded [a careful reply] 3. accurately or thoroughly done or made; painstaking [a careful analysis] 4 …

    English World dictionary

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  • 5 careful — I adjective accuratus, alert, attentive, attentus, cautious, circumspect, concerned, diligens, discreet, foresighted, guarded, heedful, judicious, meticulous, mindful, on one s guard, on the alert, overcautious, painstaking, precautious,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 careful — ► ADJECTIVE 1) taking care to avoid mishap or harm; cautious. 2) (careful with) prudent in the use of. 3) done with or showing thought and attention. DERIVATIVES carefully adverb carefulness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 careful — O.E. cearful mournful, sad, also full of care or woe; anxious; full of concern (for someone or something), thus applying attention, painstaking, circumspect; from CARE (Cf. care) (n.) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Carefully (O.E. carful lice) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 careful — [adj] cautious; painstaking accurate, alert, apprehensive, assiduous, attentive, chary, choosy, circumspect, concerned, conscientious, conservative, cool, deliberate, discreet, exacting, fastidious, finicky, fussy, going to great lengths*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 careful */*/*/ — UK [ˈkeə(r)f(ə)l] / US [ˈkerf(ə)l] adjective 1) if someone is careful, they think about what they are doing so that they do not do anything wrong or so that they avoid problems Teachers have to be careful when criticizing pupils. Even the most… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 careful — care|ful [ kerfl ] adjective *** 1. ) if someone is careful, they think about what they are doing so that they do not do anything wrong or so that they avoid problems: Teachers have to be careful when criticizing pupils. Even the most careful… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 careful — care|ful W2S1 [ˈkeəfəl US ˈker ] adj 1.) (be) careful! spoken used to tell someone to think about what they are doing so that something bad does not happen ▪ Be careful there s broken glass on the floor! 2.) trying very hard to avoid doing… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 careful — [[t]ke͟ə(r)fʊl[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ about/with/of n, ADJ to inf If you are careful, you give serious attention to what you are doing, in order to avoid harm, damage, or mistakes. If you are careful to do something, you… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 careful — adj. 1) careful about, of (a good writer is careful about details) 2) careful in (to be careful in negotiating a new trade agreement) 3) careful with (we must be careful with dynamite) 4) careful to + inf. (she was careful to avoid controversy) * …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 careful — adjective 1 (be) careful! spoken used to tell someone to think about what they are doing so that they do not have an accident 2 trying to avoid damaging, harming, or losing something: a careful driver | careful to do sth: I was careful not to say …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 careful — carefully, adv. carefulness, n. /kair feuhl/, adj. 1. cautious in one s actions: Be careful when you cross the street. 2. taking pains in one s work; exact; thorough: a careful typist. 3. (of things) done or performed with accuracy or caution:… …

    Universalium

  • 16 careful — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. meticulous, thorough, painstaking, scrupulous, cautious, wary, circumspect, discreet, solicitous, concerned, deliberate, provident, conservative, prudent, particular, rigorous, fussy, finicky, prim, exacting, sober,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 careful — care•ful [[t]ˌkɛər fəl[/t]] adj. 1) cautious in one s actions: careful when crossing the street[/ex] 2) taking pains in one s work: a careful typist[/ex] 3) done or performed with accuracy or caution: careful research[/ex] 4) solicitously mindful …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 careful — adjective (carefuller; carefullest) Date: before 12th century 1. archaic a. solicitous, anxious b. filling with care or solicitude 2. exercising or taking care 3. a. marked by …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 careful — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ make sb ▪ Bitter past experience had made her careful of what she confided to Nadia. ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 Careful — For the song by Guster see Careful (song). Infobox Film name = Careful caption = director = Guy Maddin producer = Greg Klymkiw writer = Guy Maddin narrator = starring = Kyle McCulloch Gosia Dobrowolska Sarah Neville Paul Cox music =… …

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