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adjective thought·ful \ˈthȯt-fəl\

Simple Definition of thoughtful

  • : serious and quiet because you are thinking

  • : done or made after careful thinking

  • : showing concern for the needs or feelings of other people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of thoughtful

  1. 1a :  absorbed in thought :  meditativeb :  characterized by careful reasoned thinking <a thoughtful essay>

  2. 2a :  having thoughts :  heedful <became thoughtful about religion>b :  given to or chosen or made with heedful anticipation of the needs and wants of others <a kind and thoughtful friend>

thoughtfully

play \-fə-lē\ adverb

thoughtfulness

noun

Examples of thoughtful in a sentence

  1. She looked at me with a thoughtful expression.

  2. He looked thoughtful for a moment.

  3. Her husband is always thoughtful.

  4. That's very thoughtful of you.



13th Century

First Known Use of thoughtful

13th century


THOUGHTFUL Defined for Kids

thoughtful

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adjective thought·ful \ˈthȯt-fəl\

Definition of thoughtful for Students

  1. 1 :  considerate of others

  2. 2 :  deep in thought

  3. 3 :  showing careful thinking <a thoughtful essay>

thoughtfully

\-fə-lē\ adverb

thoughtfulness

noun




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