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
To the thoughtful, kind couple with their dog who overheard us tell the waiter our dog had just died, and unbeknown to us until later, paid for our dinner.
The latter wins out of course, thus sparing us a movie in which Diana tries to end World War I by writing a thoughtful editorial in The Times of London.
A thoughtful swimsuit fit with plenty of support can go a long way in calming beach anxiety, especially for bikini wearers.
There are independent, thoughtful people on this commission.
One of the board's Republican members voiced disappointment a plan wasn't presented before the deadline, but Democrats said the law didn't give enough time to put together a thoughtful proposal.
The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute answers to timely questions about entrepreneurship and careers.
Chris was sweet and charming and thoughtful -- and really introspective at the same time.
Jens was soft-spoken, thoughtful, and with a shrewd, subtle sense of humor that could take people a while to pick up on.
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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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