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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 ?
According to a careful calculation I have made, and which I partly base upon Captain Scoresby's estimate, of seventy tons for the largest sized Greenland whale of sixty feet in length; according to my careful calculation, I say, a Sperm Whale of the largest magnitude, between eighty-five and ninety feet in length, and something less than forty feet in its fullest circumference, such a whale will weigh at least ninety tons; so that reckoning thirteen men to a ton, he would considerably outweigh the combined population of a whole village of one thousand one hundred inhabitants.
That is hemp seed he is sowing; be careful to pick up every one of the seeds, or else you will repent it.
A MAN that owned a fine Dog, and by a careful selection of its mate had bred a number of animals but a little lower than the angels, fell in love with his washerwoman, married her, and reared a family of dolts.
In the course of his careful feeding of him, he gave him an occasional chicken bone.
Be careful, my lord," replied Bragelonne, coldly, "for it is you who insult her.
I have been careful, and I have been patient, but it's growing worse and worse; flesh and blood can't bear it any longer;--every chance he can get to insult and torment me, he takes.
We must be careful not to confuse the physical and the moral.
Proceeding to further explanation--and remembering that she was in Alban's presence--Francine was careful to keep herself within the strict limit of truth.
He was careful as to where he got his facts, and careful how he used them.
Even the heart of Zeus, who delights in thunder, is led astray by her; though he is greatest of all and has the lot of highest majesty, she beguiles even his wise heart whensoever she pleases, and mates him with mortal women, unknown to Hera, his sister and his wife, the grandest far in beauty among the deathless goddesses -- most glorious is she whom wily Cronos with her mother Rhea did beget: and Zeus, whose wisdom is everlasting, made her his chaste and careful wife.
You had better be careful, Sir,' said the little judge, with a sinister look at the witness.
Careful inquiry has informed me that this latter individual is now in China.