Definition of thoughtful
thoughtfullyplay \-fə-lē\ adverb
Examples of thoughtful in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of thoughtful from the Web
Something particularly Canadian — hearty, thoughtful, knotty, communal — unites bands like Broken Social Scene, Arcade Fire and the New Pornographers.
As a legislator, Kevin was a deliberative and thoughtful policymaker who always worked towards the best for all of Connecticut's citizens –
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Be thoughtful about putting together a sort of board of advisors.
So some of those critiques have been really interesting and thoughtful, and written really well.
Their intimate setting matches their thoughtful menu, which changes based on what's seasonal.
The family described Hannah as thoughtful and caring, the kind of child who bought a necklace for a relative and notepads for Aldaz's two granddaughters, one of whom was Hannah's age.
Consistent with its commitment to getting it right, the University has conducted an exhaustive and thoughtful examination of the evidence.
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First Known Use of thoughtful
THOUGHTFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of thoughtful for English Language Learners
: serious and quiet because you are thinking
: done or made after careful thinking
: showing concern for the needs or feelings of other people
THOUGHTFUL Defined for Kids
Definition of thoughtful for Students
1 : considerate of others
2 : deep in thought
3 : showing careful thinking a thoughtful essay
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