(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. caring, attentive (see care).
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. attentive, discreet, conscientious; see careful , observant 2 .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Concentrating the mental powers on something: attentive, intent, regardful. Idiom: all ears (or eyes). See EXCITE. 2. Cautiously attentive: careful, mindful, observant, watchful. See CAREFUL. 3. Tending toward awareness and appreciation: conscious, mindful, observant. See AWARENESS.

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