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Adjective: careful  kehr-ful
  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 behaviour"
  2. Cautiously attentive
    "careful of her feelings";
    - heedful
  3. Unhurried and with care and dignity
    "with all careful speed";
    - deliberate, measured
  4. Mindful of the future in spending money
    "careful with money";
    - thrifty
  5. [archaic] Full of cares or anxiety
    ";Thou art careful and troubled about many things"

See also: aware, blow-by-blow, carefulness, cautious, certain, close, conscientious, detailed, diligent, elaborate, elaborated, mindful, minute, narrow, overcareful, painstaking, particular, protective, provident, prudent, rigorous, scrupulous, studious, sure, thorough, too-careful, troubled, unhurried

Antonym: careless

Encyclopedia: Careful, Soft Shoulders