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care

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of care

  1. 1 strict attentiveness to what one is doing reading the report with more care the second time, she detected several errors Synonyms carefulness, closeness, conscientiousness, heed, heedfulness, meticulosity, meticulousness, pains, scrupulousness Related Words advertence, advertency, attention, concentration, focus, observance, observation; alertness, mindfulness, vigilance, watchfulness; dutifulness, irreproachability, irreproachableness, punctiliousness, responsibility; bother, effort, painstaking, trouble; exactness, particularity, precision Near Antonyms inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, inobservance Antonyms heedlessness, inattentiveness, negligence

  2. 2 attention accompanied by protectiveness and responsibility that's an extremely valuable violin, so handle it with care Synonyms carefulness, lovingness, solicitousness, solicitude Related Words concern, considerateness, consideration, kindness, thoughtfulness; babying, coddling, pampering Near Antonyms inconsiderateness, inconsideration, thoughtlessness, unconcern, unkindness Antonyms carelessness

  3. 3 a close attentiveness to avoiding danger take care while crossing the street Synonyms alertness, caution, carefulness, cautiousness, chariness, circumspection, gingerliness, guardedness, heedfulness, prudence, warinessRelated Words attentiveness, observance, vigilance, watchfulness; foresight, foresightedness, providence; calculation, canniness, deliberateness, deliberation, shrewdnessNear Antonyms abruptness, hastiness, impetuousness, precipitousness, rashness, suddenness; inconsiderateness, inconsideration, thoughtlessnessAntonyms brashness, carelessness, heedlessness, incaution, incautiousness, recklessness, unwariness

  4. 4 an uneasy state of mind usually over the possibility of an anticipated misfortune or trouble on vacation, without a care in the world Synonyms agita, agitation, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, anxiety, concern, concernment, disquiet, disquietude, fear, nervosity, nervousness, perturbation, solicitude, sweat, unease, uneasiness, worryRelated Words strain, stress, tension; alarm (also alarum), anguish, consternation, desperateness, desperation, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, distraction, distress, disturbance, edginess, franticness, hand-wringing, jitters, jumpiness, panic, tremor; angst, fearfulness, torment, upset, vexation; cold feet, doubt, dread, foreboding, incertitude, misgiving, presentiment, suspense, uncertainty; compunction, qualm, scrupleNear Antonyms calm, calmness, content, contentment, ease, easiness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, quiet, quietude, sereneness, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness; comfort, consolation, relief, solaceAntonyms unconcern

  5. 5 responsibility for the safety and well-being of someone or something while you're under my care, you'll do as you're told Synonyms custody, custodianship, guardianship, keeping, safekeeping, trust, wardRelated Words control, governorship, hand(s), management, superintendence, supervision

  6. 6 the duty or function of watching or guarding for the sake of proper direction or control you'll have care of the project from its beginning to its completion Synonyms supervision, charge, guidance, headship, oversight, regulation, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, surveillanceRelated Words monitoring, observance, observation, observing, policing; administration, control, direction, generalship, hand(s), management, running; leadership, piloting, shepherding, steering; government, reign, rule; aegis (also egis), auspices, guardianship, protection, trusteeship, tutelage

  7. 7 the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something she stepped up and took over the care of the bank after her father retired Synonyms administration, conduct, charge, control, direction, governance, government, guidance, handling, intendance, management, operation, oversight, presidency, regulation, running, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, supervisionRelated Words generalship, leadership, rulership; agency; aegis (also egis), custody, guardianship, keeping, lap, protection, safekeeping, trust, tutelage, ward; engineering, logistics, machination, manipulation; coadministration, codirection, comanagement


care

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of care

  1. to have an interest or concern for a teacher who cares what happens to her students long after they leave her classroom Synonyms look out (for), mind, watch Related Words attend, heed, regard; note, notice, observe; empathize (with), feel (for), sympathize (with) Near Antonyms disregard, ignore, overlook


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