- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) modif.1. [Notable for thought]Syn. thinking, meditative, engrossed, absorbed, rapt in, pensive, considered, seasoned, matured, studied, philosophic, contemplative, studious, cogitative, ruminative, examined, pondered, speculative, deliberative, reflective, introspective, clear-headed, level seasoned, matured, studied, philosophic, contemplative, studious, cogitative, ruminative, examined, pondered, speculative, deliberative, reflective, introspective, clear-headed, level-headed, keen, wise, well-balanced, judged, far-sighted, reasoning, rational, calcuLating, discerning, penetrating, politic, shrewd, careful, sensible, retrospective, intellectual, brainy*, deep*.Ant. thoughtless*, unthinking, irrational.2. [Considerate]Syn. considerate, heedful, polite, courteous, solicitous, friendly, kind, kindly, unselfish, concerned, anxious, neighborly, regardful, social, cooperative, responsive, aware, sensitive, benign, indulgent, obliging, careful, attentive, gallant, chivalrous, charitable.Ant. selfish*, boorish, inconsiderate.Syn.- thoughtful , as compared here, implies the showing of thought for the comfort or well-being of others, as by anticipating their needs or wishes [ it was thoughtful of you to call ] ; considerate implies a thoughtful or sympathetic regard for the feelings or circumstances of others, as in sparing them pain, distress, or discomfort [considerate enough to extend the time for payment ] ; attentive implies a constant thoughtfulness as shown by repeated acts of consideration, courtesy, or devotion [ an attentive suitor ]III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.1. thinking meditative, reflective, introspective, pondering, lost in thought, intellectual, meditative, pensive, abstracted.2. considerate kind, mindful, attentive, solicitous, graceful, diplomatic, sensitive, unselfish, nice, sweet.ANT.: 1. mindless, unthinking, brainless. 2. thoughtless, inconsiderate, inattentiveIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Of, characterized by, or disposed to thought: cogitative, contemplative, deliberative, excogitative, meditative, pensive, reflective, ruminative, speculative, thinking. Idiom: in a brown study. See THOUGHTS. 2. Appealing to or engaging the intellect: cerebral, intellectual, sophisticated. Informal: highbrow. See THOUGHTS. 3. Full of polite concern for the well-being of others: attentive, considerate, courteous, gallant, polite, solicitous. See CAREFUL, TREAT WELL.
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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 judgment; having… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
thoughtful — [thôt′fəl] adj. 1. full of thought; meditative; thinking 2. showing or characterized by thought; serious [a thoughtful essay] 3. heedful, careful, attentive, etc.; esp., considerate of others; kind thoughtfully adv. thoughtfulness n. SYN.… … English World dictionary
thoughtful — [adj1] caring, mindful anxious, astute, attentive, aware, benign, canny, careful, cautious, charitable, chivalrous, circumspect, civil, concerned, considerate, cooperative, courteous, deliberate, diplomatic, discreet, friendly, gallant, gracious … New thesaurus
thoughtful — index benevolent, careful, circumspect, cogitative, deliberate, discreet, discriminating (judicious) … Law dictionary
thoughtful — c.1200, contemplative, from THOUGHT (Cf. thought) + FUL (Cf. ful). Also in M.E., prudent; moody, anxious. Meaning showing consideration for others is from 1851 (Cf. THOUGHTLESS (Cf. thoughtless).) Related: Thoughtfully; thoughtfulness … Etymology dictionary
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
thoughtful — [[t]θɔ͟ːtfʊl[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you are thoughtful, you are quiet and serious because you are thinking about something. Nancy, who had been thoughtful for some time, suddenly spoke... He was looking very thoughtful... She had a thoughtful… … English dictionary
thoughtful — thoughtfully, adv. thoughtfulness, n. /thawt feuhl/, adj. 1. showing consideration for others; considerate. 2. characterized by or manifesting careful thought: a thoughtful essay. 3. occupied with or given to thought; contemplative; meditative;… … Universalium
thoughtful — adj. 1) thoughtful about 2) thoughtful to + inf. (it was thoughtful of her to do that) * * * [ θɔːtf(ə)l] thoughtful about thoughtful to + inf. (it was thoughtful of her to do that) … Combinatory dictionary
thoughtful — thought|ful [ˈθo:tfəl US ˈθo:t ] adj 1.) always thinking of the things you can do to make people happy or comfortable ≠ ↑thoughtless ▪ Paul is very thoughtful. it is thoughtful of sb to do sth ▪ It was really thoughtful of you to remember my… … Dictionary of contemporary English
thoughtful — thought|ful [ θɔtfəl ] adjective * 1. ) kind and showing that you consider that what other people want or need is important: Caroline is such a thoughtful young woman. I brought you some tea. That s very thoughtful of you. 2. ) thinking seriously … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English