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thought·ful

 (thôt′fəl)
adj.
1.
a. Given to careful thought; reflective: Every thoughtful person should read the article.
b. Engrossed in thought: She was thoughtful the whole way home on the bus.
2. Exhibiting or characterized by careful thought: a thoughtful essay.
3. Having or showing heed for the well-being or happiness of others and a propensity for anticipating their needs or wishes.

thought′ful·ly adv.
thought′ful·ness n.
Synonyms: thoughtful, considerate, attentive, solicitous
These adjectives mean having or showing concern for the well-being of others. Although thoughtful and considerate are often used interchangeably, thoughtful implies a tendency to anticipate needs or wishes, whereas considerate stresses sensitivity to another's feelings: a thoughtful friend who brought me soup when I was sick; considerate, quiet neighbors. Attentive suggests devoted, assiduous attention: an excellent host who was attentive to the needs of his guests. Solicitous implies deep concern, sometimes accompanied by worry: a mother who is very solicitous of her asthmatic child. See Also Synonyms at pensive.

thoughtful

(ˈθɔːtfʊl)
adj
1. considerate in the treatment of other people
2. showing careful thought
3. pensive; reflective
ˈthoughtfully adv
ˈthoughtfulness n

thought•ful

(ˈθɔt fəl)

adj.
1. showing consideration for others; considerate.
2. characterized by or manifesting careful thought: a thoughtful essay.
3. occupied with or given to thought; contemplative; meditative; reflective: in a thoughtful mood.
4. careful, heedful, or mindful.
[1150–1200]
thought′ful•ly, adv.
thought′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thoughtful - having intellectual depth; "a deeply thoughtful essay"
profound - showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth; "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret"
2.thoughtful - exhibiting or characterized by careful thought; "a thoughtful paper"
considerate - showing concern for the rights and feelings of others; "friends considerate enough to leave us alone"
thoughtless - showing lack of careful thought; "the debate turned into thoughtless bickering"
3.thoughtful - acting with or showing thought and good sense; "a sensible young man"
serious - concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!"
4.thoughtful - taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention; "heedful of the warnings"; "so heedful a writer"; "heedful of what they were doing"
5.thoughtful - considerate of the feelings or well-being of others
considerate - showing concern for the rights and feelings of others; "friends considerate enough to leave us alone"

thoughtful

thoughtful

adjective
1. Of, characterized by, or disposed to thought:
Idiom: in a brown study.
2. Appealing to or engaging the intellect:
Informal: highbrow.
3. Full of polite concern for the well-being of others:
Translations
كَثير التَّفْكيرمُراعٍ لِشُعور الآخَرينمُسْتَغْرِقٌ في التَّفْكِير
hloubavýohleduplnězamyšlený
tankefuldbetænksom
pripensema
huomaavainen
zamišljen
elgondolkodó
hugulsamuríhugull
思慮深い
사려 깊은
zamyslený
pozorenzamišljen
fundersam
ครุ่นคิด
quan tâm

thoughtful

[ˈθɔːtfʊl] ADJ
1. (= pensive) [expression, look] → pensativo, meditabundo
he looked thoughtfulestaba pensativo or meditabundo
2. (= considerate) [person] → atento, considerado; [gesture] → amable, atento
these items make thoughtful giftscomo regalos, estos artículos son un detalle
to be thoughtful of otherspensar en los demás, tener en cuenta a los demás
it was very thoughtful of youfue muy amable de tu parte
how thoughtful of him to invite me!¡qué detalle tuvo al invitarme!, ¡qué detalle por su parte el invitarme!
3. (= mindful) he was very thoughtful of the family reputationsiempre tenía muy en cuenta la reputación de la familia
4. (= serious) [book, film, person] → serio, sesudo

thoughtful

[ˈθɔːtfʊl] adj
(= pensive) [person] → pensif/ive
You look thoughtful → Tu as l'air pensif.
(= considerate) [person] → attentionné(e), prévenant(e); [manner] → attentionné(e); [gesture] → gentil(le)
She's very thoughtful → Elle est très attentionnée.
That's very thoughtful of you → C'est très attentionné de votre part.
(= carefully thought out) [approach, work, book] → sérieux/euse

thoughtful

adj
(= full of thought) expression, personnachdenklich, gedankenvoll, grüblerisch; remark, analysis, bookgut durchdacht, wohlüberlegt; presentgut ausgedacht; silencenachdenklich
(= considerate)rücksichtsvoll; (= attentive, helpful)aufmerksam; to be thoughtful of somebody’s comfort/needsan jds Wohlbefinden/Bedürfnisse denken; to be thoughtful of/toward(s) somebodyjdm gegenüber aufmerksam/rücksichtsvoll sein; to be thoughtful of othersauf andere Rücksicht nehmen; it was very thoughtful of you to …es war sehr aufmerksam von Ihnen, zu …

thoughtful

[ˈθɔːtfʊl] adj
a. (pensive) → pensieroso/a, pensoso/a; (serious, book) → ragionato/a; (remark) → ponderato/a
b. (considerate) → gentile, premuroso/a
how thoughtful of you! → che pensiero gentile!

thought

(ˈθoːt) verb
see think.
noun
1. something that one thinks; an idea. I had a sudden thought.
2. the act of thinking; consideration. After a great deal of thought we decided to emigrate to America.
3. general opinion. scientific thought.
ˈthoughtful adjective
1. (appearing to be) thinking deeply. You look thoughtful; a thoughtful mood.
2. thinking of other people; consideration. It was very thoughtful of you to do that.
ˈthoughtfully adverb
ˈthoughtfulness noun
ˈthoughtless adjective
not thinking about other people; showing no thought, care or consideration; inconsiderate. thoughtless words.
ˈthoughtlessly adverb
ˈthoughtlessness noun

thoughtful

مُسْتَغْرِقٌ في التَّفْكِير zamyšlený tankefuld rücksichtsvoll συμπονετικός pensativo huomaavainen prévenant zamišljen premuroso 思慮深い 사려 깊은 attent tenksom zamyślony atencioso задумчивый fundersam ครุ่นคิด düşünceli quan tâm 体贴的

thoughtful

n. atento, solícito-a, esmerado-a.
References in classic literature ?
Do you know, I cannot bear to see a child look thoughtful.
The King became thoughtful, and his brows wrinkled.
The Agent was silent and thoughtful for a moment; then he drew the other apart into an unfrequented place and whispered in his ear:
Thoughtful and pensive in general, her countenance always brightens into a smile when Reginald says anything amusing; and, let the subject be ever so serious that he may be conversing on, I am much mistaken if a syllable of his uttering escapes her.
Yes, dearest Charles," with her hands on his breast, and the inquiring and attentive expression fixed upon him; "we are rather thoughtful to-night, for we have something on our mind to-night.
There were thoughtful and sagacious men, who began to doubt whether a great country like America would always be content to remain under the government of an island three thousand miles away.
It seems to me," said the timid, thoughtful king, "that Charles II.
She thought this was very kind and thoughtful of the Scarecrow, but she laughed heartily at the awkward way in which the poor creature picked up the nuts.
With a half-sheet of notepaper and a pencil, he had mapped out a road which had made one, at least, of the two surveyors thoughtful, and had largely increased his respect for the English capitalist.
Ruby Gillis told Jane Andrews that she didn't understand half the things Gilbert Blythe said; he talked just like Anne Shirley did when she had a thoughtful fit on and for her part she didn't think it any fun to be bothering about books and that sort of thing when you didn't have to.
Happy, thoughtful times there in the old study which Jo called `the church of one member', and from which she came with fresh courage, recovered cheerfulness, and a more submissive spirit.
Thoughtful has desired me to ask for it half a dozen times; I dare say it has escaped you that you are quite a twelvemonth in arrear.