Definition of thoughtful
- a thoughtful essay
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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: serious and quiet because you are thinking
: done or made after careful thinking
: showing concern for the needs or feelings of other people
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