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care·ful

 (kâr′fəl)
adj.
1. Attentive to potential danger, error, or harm; cautious: was careful when crossing the street; a careful answer.
2. Thorough and painstaking in action or execution; conscientious: a careful search; careful art restorers.
3. Protective; solicitous: Be careful of his feelings.
4. Full of cares or anxiety: "Thou art careful and troubled about many things" (Luke 10:41).

care′ful·ly adv.
care′ful·ness n.
Synonyms: careful, alert, attentive, heedful, mindful, vigilant, watchful
These adjectives mean giving close or cautious attention: were careful not to get their shoes muddy; alert to any change in the patient's condition; attentive to her driving; heedful of potential danger; mindful of his health; a vigilant customs official; a watchful babysitter. See Also Synonyms at meticulous.

careful

(ˈkɛəfʊl)
adj
1. cautious in attitude or action; prudent
2. painstaking in one's work; thorough: he wrote very careful script.
3. (usually postpositive; foll by of, in, or about) solicitous; protective: careful of one's reputation.
4. archaic full of care; anxious
5. Brit mean or miserly
ˈcarefully adv
ˈcarefulness n

care•ful

(ˌkɛər fəl)

adj.
1. cautious in one's actions: careful when crossing the street.
2. taking pains in one's work: a careful typist.
3. done or performed with accuracy or caution: careful research.
4. solicitously mindful: careful about one's behavior.
5. Archaic. troubled; anxious.
[before 1000]
care′ful•ly, adv.
care′ful•ness, n.
syn: careful, cautious, discreet, wary imply a watchful guarding against something. careful implies guarding against mistakes, harm, or bad consequences by paying close attention to details and by being concerned or solicitous: He was careful not to wake the baby. cautious implies a fear of some unfavorable situation and investigation before acting: cautious about investments. discreet implies being prudent in speech or action and being trustworthy: discreet inquiries about his credit rating. wary implies a vigilant lookout for a danger suspected or feared: wary of polite strangers.

careful

carelesscarefree
1. 'careful'

If you are careful, you do something with a lot of attention.

She told me to be careful with the lawnmower.
He had to be careful about what he said.
This law will encourage more careful driving.
2. 'careless'

If you are careless, you do things badly because you are not giving them enough attention. Careless is the opposite of careful.

I had been careless and let him wander off on his own.
Some parents are accused of being careless with their children's health.
3. 'carefree'

Someone who is carefree has no worries and can therefore enjoy life.

When he was younger, he was carefree.
...his normally carefree attitude.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.careful - exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior"
cautious - showing careful forethought; "reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions"; "a cautious driver"
diligent - characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks; "a diligent detective investigates all clues"; "a diligent search of the files"
prudent - careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; "a prudent manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation"; "more prudent to hide than to fight"
careless - marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark"
2.careful - cautiously attentive; "careful of her feelings"; "heedful of his father's advice"
mindful, aware - bearing in mind; attentive to; "ever mindful of her health"; "mindful of his responsibilities"; "mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action"
3.careful - unhurried and with care and dignity; "walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed"
unhurried - relaxed and leisurely; without hurry or haste; "people strolling about in an unhurried way"; "an unhurried walk"; "spoke in a calm and unhurried voice"
4.careful - full of cares or anxiety; "Thou art careful and troubled about many things"-Luke 10.41
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
troubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"
5.careful - mindful of the future in spending money; "careful with money"
provident - providing carefully for the future; "wild squirrels are provident"; "a provident father plans for his children's education"

careful

adjective
2. thorough, full, particular, accurate, precise, intensive, in-depth, meticulous, conscientious, attentive, exhaustive, painstaking, scrupulous, assiduous He decided to prosecute her after careful consideration of all the facts.
thorough casual, careless, inaccurate, inexact
3. prudent, sparing, economical, canny, provident, frugal, thrifty Train your children to be careful with their pocket-money.
Proverbs
"Softly, softly, catchee monkey"

careful

adjective
1. Cautiously attentive:
2. Trying attentively to avoid danger, risk, or error:
3. Showing or marked by attentiveness to all aspects or details:
Translations
حَريصٌ، مُحْتَرِسٌ، حَذِرٌشامِلمُحْتَرِس
opatrnýpečlivýdůkladný
forsigtiggrundigomhyggelig
varovainenhuolellinen
brižanbrižljivoprezanpažljivpomnjiv
vandvirkur, nákvæmur, vandlega unninnvarfærinn, gætinn
注意深い
조심스러운
pazljivpreviden
försiktig
ระมัดระวัง
dikkatlidikkatle yapılan
cẩn thận

careful

[ˈkɛəfʊl] ADJ
1. (= taking care, cautious)
1.1.cuidadoso, cauteloso
he's a careful driveres un conductor prudente, conduce con prudencia or cuidado
1.2. to be carefultener cuidado
(be) careful!¡(ten) cuidado!
she's very careful about what she eatspone mucho cuidado en or es muy prudente con lo que come
be careful of the dogten cuidado con el perro
be careful that he doesn't hear youprocura que no te oiga, ten cuidado de que no te oiga
be careful to shut the doorno te olvides de cerrar la puerta
he was careful to point out thatse cuidó de señalar que ...
he was careful not to offend hertuvo cuidado de no ofenderle
be careful not to drop it; be careful (that) you don't drop itprocura que no se te caiga, ten cuidado de que no se te caiga
we have to be very careful not to be seentenemos que tener mucho cuidado de que no nos vean
you can't be too carefultodos las precauciones son pocas
be careful what you say to him(ten) cuidado con lo que le dices
to be careful with sthtener cuidado con algo
be careful with the glassescuidado con los vasos
he's very careful with his moneyes muy ahorrador (pej) → es muy tacaño
2. (= painstaking) [work] → cuidadoso, esmerado; [writer] → cuidadoso, meticuloso; [planning, examination] → meticuloso, cuidadoso
after careful consideration of all the relevant factsdespués de considerar todos los datos cuidadosamente
after weeks of careful preparationdespués de semanas de cuidadosos or intensos preparativos
we have made a careful study of the reporthemos estudiado el informe cuidadosamente or detenidamente
after giving this problem careful thought, I believe thatdespués de pensar detenidamente sobre este problema, creo que ...

careful

[ˈkɛərfʊl] adj
(= cautious) [person, driver] → prudent(e)
careful!, be careful! → attention!, fais attention!
you can't be too careful → on n'est jamais trop prudent
to be careful with one's money → regarder à la dépense
(= sure) to be careful to do sth → faire attention à faire qch
[handling] → soigneux/euse
(= thorough) [examination, study, planning, preparation] → minutieux/euse
after careful thought → après mûre réflexion
to give careful thought to sth → bien réfléchir à qch
This needs careful thought → Cela demande réflexion.

careful

adjsorgfältig; (= cautious, circumspect)sorgsam, vorsichtig; (with money etc) → sparsam; I gave the matter some careful thoughtich habe die Sache gründlich überlegt; careful!Vorsicht!, passen Sie auf!; to be carefulaufpassen (→ of auf +acc); be careful with the glassessei mit den Gläsern vorsichtig; be careful what you dosieh dich vor, nimm dich in Acht; she’s very careful about what she eatssie achtet genau darauf, was sie isst; to be careful about doing somethinges sich gut überlegen, ob man etw tun soll; be careful (that) they don’t hear yougib acht or sei vorsichtig, damit or dass sie dich nicht hören; be careful not to drop itpass auf, dass du das nicht fallen lässt; he is very careful with his moneyer hält sein Geld gut zusammen; you can’t be too careful these daysman kann heutzutage nicht zu vorsichtig sein

careful

[ˈkɛəfʊl] adj
a. (taking care, cautious) → attento/a, cauto/a
(be) careful! → (stai) attento!, attenzione!
to be careful with sth → fare attenzione a qc
he's very careful with his money → sta molto attento a quanto spende
be careful what you say to him → stai attento a come gli parli
he was careful not to offend her → badava a non offenderla
b. (painstaking, work) → accurato/a; (writer, worker) → attento/a, diligente, zelante

care

(keə) noun
1. close attention. Do it with care.
2. keeping; protection. Your belongings will be safe in my care.
3. (a cause for) worry. free from care; all the cares of the world.
4. treatment. medical care; skin care.
verb
1. to be anxious or concerned. Don't you care if you fail?; I couldn't care less (= It's of no importance to me); She really cares about her career.
2. to be willing (to). Would you care to have dinner with me?
ˈcareful adjective
1. taking care; being cautious. Be careful when you cross the street; a careful driver.
2. thorough. a careful search.
ˈcarefully adverb
ˈcarefulness noun
ˈcareless adjective
not careful (enough). This work is careless; a careless worker.
ˈcarelessly adverb
ˈcarelessness noun
ˈcarefree adjective
light-hearted. a carefree attitude.
care'giver noun
someone whose job is to look after a sick or disabled person.
ˈcaretaker noun
a person who looks after a building etc.
ˈcareworn adjective
worn out by worry. a careworn face.
ˈcare for
1. to look after (someone). The nurse will care for you.
2. to be fond of. I don't care for him enough to marry him.
care of (usually written c/o)
at the house or address of.
take care
to be cautious, watchful, thorough etc. Take care or you will fall!
take care of
to look after. Their aunt took care of them when their parents died.

careful

مُحْتَرِس opatrný forsigtig vorsichtig προσεκτικός cuidadoso varovainen soigneux pažljiv attento 注意深い 조심스러운 voorzichtig forsiktig ostrożny cuidadoso осторожный försiktig ระมัดระวัง dikkatli cẩn thận 小心的

careful

a. cuidadoso-a; esmerado-a; atento-a.

careful

adj cuidadoso; to be — tener cuidado. Be careful with this medicine..Tenga cuidado con esta medicina.
References in classic literature ?
I don't complain near as much as the others do, and I shall be more careful than ever now, for I've had warning from Susies's downfall," said Amy morally.
The idea is very simple, so simple that if you are not careful you will forget it.
Yes, he asked me to warn you to be careful what you did and said in reference to the expedition.
Madame Ratignolle, more careful of her complexion, had twined a gauze veil about her head.
He then waved his hand for them to follow, and threw himself down the steep declivity, with free, but careful footsteps.
I was careful not to exceed many of them in shooting; for no people are more envious than they in this sport.
He is very careful and loving, and hardly lets me stir without special direction.
As he had not been careful to shut the door, Hepzibah was at the pains of closing it after him, with a pettish ejaculation or two about the troublesomeness of young people, and particularly of small boys.
With the customary infirmity of temper that characterizes this unhappy fowl, she appears by the fierceness of her beak and eye, and the general truculency of her attitude, to threaten mischief to the inoffensive community; and especially to warn all citizens careful of their safety against intruding on the premises which she overshadows with her wings.
Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of those parts, who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head, and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak.
On one side hung a very large oil-painting so thoroughly besmoked, and every way defaced, that in the unequal cross-lights by which you viewed it, it was only by diligent study and a series of systematic visits to it, and careful inquiry of the neighbors, that you could any way arrive at an understanding of its purpose.
There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method.