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thoughtful Line breaks: thought|ful
Pronunciation: /ˈθɔːtfʊl/

Definition of thoughtful in English:


1Absorbed in or involving thought: brows drawn together in thoughtful consideration
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  • Your words and the thoughtful reflections of others will help awaken those who can and will make a difference.
  • By nature she is a thoughtful, serious girl whose natural reticence has been reinforced by too many rooms full of flashbulbs and poised pens.
  • It makes me think that she's just fairly introverted and is quite a thoughtful person, even pensive perhaps.
pensive, thinking, reflective, contemplative, musing, meditative, introspective, prayerful, philosophical, cogitative, ruminative, absorbed, engrossed, rapt, preoccupied, deep/immersed/lost in thought, in a brown study, brooding, broody, serious, studious, solemn, dreamy, dreaming, wistful, melancholy, sad
rare ruminant
profound, deep, intelligent, studious, philosophical, sensitive, pithy, serious, meaty, weighty
1.1Showing careful consideration or attention: her work is thoughtful and provocative
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  • The delay in getting it to you was caused in part by life having become rather busy recently and in part by the need to make a careful, thoughtful choice.
  • Their careful and thoughtful comments led to marked improvements in nearly all the reports.
  • These are two thoughtful performances in a carefully understated film that has a number of erudite lines without ever becoming preachy.
2Showing consideration for the needs of other people: he was attentive and thoughtful how very thoughtful of you!
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  • Michael even bought us both cards and presents which was very thoughtful of him.
  • Thank you very much for the parcels of groceries, it was very thoughtful of you all.
  • Thank you for the birthday card and the money, it was very thoughtful of you, I appreciate it.


Pronunciation: /ˈθɔːtf(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • One of these men makes a few thoughtfully composed remarks about what it means to be a veteran.
  • No subject is out of bounds but they all get tackled thoughtfully.
  • There are some nice photographs and he writes well and thoughtfully.
Pronunciation: /ˈθɔːtfʊlnəs/
Example sentences
  • We remember those who enriched our lives with love and beauty, kindness and compassion, thoughtfulness and understanding.
  • Your thoughtfulness and kindness is very much appreciated, and will never be forgotten.
  • It was comedy, but there was a quiet thoughtfulness and tenderness to it all that I really liked.
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