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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.thoughtfully - in a thoughtful manner; "he stared thoughtfully out the window"
thoughtlessly, unthinking, unthinkingly - in a thoughtless manner; "he stared thoughtlessly at the picture"
2.thoughtfully - showing consideration and thoughtfulness; "he had thoughtfully brought with him some food to share"
thoughtlessly - showing thoughtlessness; "he treated his parents thoughtlessly"
Translations
بِمُراعاةٍ لِشُعور الآخَرين
zamyšleně
betænksomt
elgondolkozvaelõzékenyenmeggondoltan
af íhygli; meî tillitssemi
düşünceli bir şekilde

thoughtfully

[ˈθɔːtfəlɪ] ADV
1. (= pensively) [look, nod, smile] → pensativamente, con aire pensativo
"I see," said Holmes thoughtfully-ya veo -dijo Holmes (con aire) pensativo
2. (= considerately) she very thoughtfully left out some food for ustuvo el detalle de dejarnos algo de comida
land mines which the enemy had thoughtfully left behind (iro) → minas terrestres que el enemigo había ido plantando con todo el cariño a su paso (iro)
3. (= intelligently) [designed, constructed, produced] → cuidadosamente, con esmero

thoughtfully

[ˈθɔːtfʊli] adv
(= pensively) → pensivement
(= considerately) → avec prévenance
(= intelligently) [designed, constructed] → intelligemment

thoughtfully

adv
say, looknachdenklich
(= with much thought)mit viel Überlegung; a thoughtfully written bookein wohldurchdachtes Buch
(= considerately)rücksichtsvoll; (= attentively, helpfully)aufmerksam; she thoughtfully provided rugssie war so aufmerksam, Decken bereitzustellen, aufmerksamerweise hatte sie Decken bereitgestellt

thoughtfully

[ˈθɔːtfəlɪ] adv
a. (pensively) → con aria pensierosa
he looked at me thoughtfully → mi ha guardato pensieroso
b. (considerately) → gentilmente

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
References in classic literature ?
Ah, yes, I see," said the Attorney, thoughtfully, "we are making progress - we are getting on famously.
When he had finished, he studied thoughtfully the message which he had transcribed:--
Biddy looked thoughtfully at it, heard my explanation, looked thoughtfully at my sister, looked thoughtfully at Joe (who was always represented on the slate by his initial letter), and ran into the forge, followed by Joe and me.
I have some friends," he said thoughtfully, "women, of course, who would come and see you with pleasure.
One day when he sat on a stone in front of his cave, and gazed calmly into the distance--one there gazeth out on the sea, and away beyond sinuous abysses,--then went his animals thoughtfully round about him, and at last set themselves in front of him.
The children returned, slowly and thoughtfully, to report his answer.
She blew out a little cloud of tobacco smoke, and watched it thoughtfully.
You will find that my maid thoughtfully kept her letter open until the last moment before post-time -- without, however, having any later news to give me than that Mrs.
I don't altogether think I ought to go," said Tess thoughtfully.
Then we musn't try it," answered the shaggy man thoughtfully.
and softly patted my hand again, as I sat looking thoughtfully at the fire.
Spencer & Miles," the young man repeated thoughtfully.