Synonyms and Antonyms of carefulness

  1. 1 a close attentiveness to avoiding danger her natural carefulness keeps her from having car accidents and the high insurance premiums that go with them Synonyms alertness, care, caution, 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

  2. 2 strict attentiveness to what one is doing a degree of carefulness is required to get the details just right Synonyms care, closeness, conscientiousness, heed, heedfulness, meticulosity, meticulousness, pains, scrupulousnessRelated Words advertence, advertency, attention, concentration, focus, observance, observation; alertness, mindfulness, vigilance, watchfulness; dutifulness, irreproachability, irreproachableness, punctiliousness, responsibility; bother, effort, painstaking, trouble; exactness, particularity, precisionNear Antonyms inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, inobservanceAntonyms heedlessness, inattentiveness, negligence

  3. 3 archaic  attention accompanied by protectiveness and responsibility with what carefulness they tended the frail princess day and night! Synonyms care, lovingness, solicitousness, solicitudeRelated Words concern, considerateness, consideration, kindness, thoughtfulness; babying, coddling, pamperingNear Antonyms inconsiderateness, inconsideration, thoughtlessness, unconcern, unkindnessAntonyms carelessness

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