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thoughtful

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of thoughtful

  1. 1 given to or made with heedful anticipation of the needs and happiness of others a thoughtful offer to watch the neighbors' children on moving day a thoughtful manager who understands that people's families should be more important than their jobs Synonyms attentive, considerate, kind, solicitous Related Words brotherly, good, good-hearted, helpful, hospitable, kindhearted, kindly, neighborly, nice; caring, compassionate, sympathetic, tender; chivalrous, courteous, courtly, gallant, gracious, polite; diplomatic, tactful; deferential, dutiful, obliging, regardful, respectful; altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, benignant, humane, selfless, unselfish; charitable, generous, magnanimous Near Antonyms inattentive, uncaring, unheeding; inhospitable, unkind, unkindly; ill-bred, ill-mannered, impolite, rude, uncivil, unmannerly; unhelpful; malevolent, malicious, mean, spiteful Antonyms heedless, inconsiderate, thoughtless, unthinking

  2. 2 decided on as a result of careful thought a thoughtful argument for military action Synonyms advised, calculated, considered, knowing, measured, reasoned, studied, deliberate, thought-out, weighedRelated Words aforethought, premeditated, prepense; educated, informed; intentional, purposeful; designed, intended, planned, projected; careful, meticulous; foresighted, forethoughtful, provident, prudentNear Antonyms half-cocked, ill-advised; chance, haphazard, hit-or-miss, random; aimless, desultory, purposeless; hasty, hurried, rushed; abrupt, impetuous, sudden; automatic, extemporaneous, impromptu, instinctive, spontaneousAntonyms casual, unadvised, uncalculated, unconsidered, unstudied

  3. 3 given to or marked by long, quiet thinking was a quiet and thoughtful child who rarely spoke but when he did, he almost always had something worthwhile to say Synonyms broody, cogitative, meditative, melancholy, musing, pensive, reflective, ruminant, ruminative, contemplativeRelated Words introspective, retrospective, self-reflective; earnest, grave, sedate, serious, serious-minded, severe, sober, solemn, somber (or sombre), weighty; philosophical (also philosophic); analytic (or analytical), logical, rational; deliberate, purposeful; absentminded, abstracted, preoccupiedNear Antonyms featherbrained, flighty, flippant, frivolous, goofy, harebrained, light-headed, scatterbrained; brainless, mindless, silly, thoughtless, unthinkingAntonyms unreflective



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