carefulness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carefulness - the trait of being cautiouscarefulness - the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger; "a man of caution"
attentiveness - the trait of being observant and paying attention
2.carefulness - the quality of being careful and painstaking; "I admired the carefulness of his work"
attentiveness - the trait of being observant and paying attention
painstakingness, conscientiousness - the trait of being painstaking and careful
carelessness, sloppiness - the quality of not being careful or taking pains

carefulness

noun
1. Careful forethought to avoid harm or risk:
2. Attentiveness to detail:
3. Cautious attentiveness:
Translations
عِنايَه، اهْتِمام
opatrnostpečlivost
grundighedomhyggelighed
brižljivostpomnjivost
varfærni
dôkladnosť
dikkatdikkatli olma

carefulness

[ˈkɛəfəlnɪs] Ncuidado m

carefulness

nSorgfalt f; (= caution)Sorgsamkeit f, → Vorsicht f; (with money etc) → Sparsamkeit f

carefulness

[ˈkɛəfʊlnɪs] n (see adj) → attenzione f, accuratezza

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.
References in classic literature ?
He and his wife spoke English with an accent which was only discernible through its un-English emphasis and a certain carefulness and deliberation.
In spite of his premeditated carefulness, the floor would now and then creak; his garments would rustle; the shadow of his presence, in a forbidden proximity, would be thrown across his victim.
My reason for this kind of carelessness, or carefulness, was, that I could always get something to eat when I went there.
Her carefulness in guarding her sister from ever hearing Willoughby's name mentioned, was not thrown away.
Does tha' think," said Colin with dreamy carefulness, "as happen it was made loike this 'ere all o' purpose for me?
He felt, therefore, that the occasion was one for extra carefulness in the watching of all that went on.
When I have given this security I shall have time to look about me; and you are so clever that if you turn your mind to managing you will school me into carefulness.
This part of the "Divine Comedy" I read with a beginner's carefulness, and with a rapture in its beauties, which I will whisper the reader do not appear in every line.
It was this very carefulness which attracted the black's attention to the thing, arousing a natural curiosity in the warrior's mind, and so it chanced that when the Belgian, in the nervousness of overcaution, fumbled the hidden article and dropped it, Mugambi saw it as it fell upon the ground, spilling a portion of its contents on the sward.
We felt that we had taught these wild ape-men a lesson and that because of it we would be safer in the future--at least safer from them; but we decided not to abate our carefulness one whit; feeling that this new world was filled with terrors still unknown to us; nor were we wrong.
But all the time he was oppressed by the consciousness that this carefulness of diction was making a booby of him, preventing him from expressing what he had in him.
We regret tull note,' they wrut me--I got the letter tull Oregon--'We regret tull note the loss o' two Chinese members o' yer crew ot Newcastle, an' we recommend greater carefulness un the future.