thought·ful adjective \ˈthȯt-fəl\
: serious and quiet because you are thinking
: done or made after careful thinking
: showing concern for the needs or feelings of other people
a : absorbed in thought : meditative
b : characterized by careful reasoned thinking <a thoughtful essay>
a : 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>
— thought·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
— thought·ful·ness noun
Examples of THOUGHTFUL
- She looked at me with a thoughtful expression.
- He looked thoughtful for a moment.
- Her husband is always thoughtful.
- That's very thoughtful of you.
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