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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 of care carefulness, closeness, conscientiousness, heed, heedfulness, meticulosity, meticulousness, pains, scrupulousness Words Related to care 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 of care inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, inobservance Antonyms of care heedlessness, inattentiveness, negligence

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

  3. 3 a close attentiveness to avoiding danger take care while crossing the street Synonyms of care alertness, caution, carefulness, cautiousness, chariness, circumspection, gingerliness, guardedness, heedfulness, prudence, warinessWords Related to care attentiveness, observance, vigilance, watchfulness; foresight, foresightedness, providence; calculation, canniness, deliberateness, deliberation, shrewdnessNear Antonyms of care abruptness, hastiness, impetuousness, precipitousness, rashness, suddenness; inconsiderateness, inconsideration, thoughtlessnessAntonyms of care 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 of care agita, agitation, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, anxiety, concern, concernment, disquiet, disquietude, fear, nervosity, nervousness, perturbation, solicitude, sweat, unease, uneasiness, worryWords Related to care 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 of care calm, calmness, content, contentment, ease, easiness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, quiet, quietude, sereneness, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness; comfort, consolation, relief, solaceAntonyms of care 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 of care custody, custodianship, guardianship, keeping, safekeeping, trust, wardWords Related to care 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 of care supervision, charge, guidance, headship, oversight, regulation, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, surveillanceWords Related to care 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 of care administration, conduct, charge, control, direction, governance, government, guidance, handling, intendance, management, operation, oversight, presidency, regulation, running, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, supervisionWords Related to care generalship, leadership, rulership; agency; aegis (also egis), custody, guardianship, keeping, lap, protection, safekeeping, trust, tutelage, ward; engineering, logistics, machination, manipulation; coadministration, codirection, comanagement

Synonym Discussion of care

care, concern, solicitude, anxiety, worry mean a troubled or engrossed state of mind or the thing that causes this. care implies oppression of the mind weighed down by responsibility or disquieted by apprehension.
    • a face worn by years of care
concern implies a troubled state of mind because of personal interest, relation, or affection.
    • crimes caused concern in the neighborhood
solicitude implies great concern and connotes either thoughtful or hovering attentiveness toward another.
    • acted with typical maternal solicitude
anxiety stresses anguished uncertainty or fear of misfortune or failure.
    • plagued by anxiety and self-doubt
worry suggests fretting over matters that may or may not be real cause for anxiety.
    • financial worries

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 of care look out (for), mind, watch Words Related to care attend, heed, regard; note, notice, observe; empathize (with), feel (for), sympathize (with) Near Antonyms of care disregard, ignore, overlook



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