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.
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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
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carefulness

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

carefulness

[ˈkɛəfəlnɪs] Ncuidado m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

carefulness

nSorgfalt f; (= caution)Sorgsamkeit f, → Vorsicht f; (with money etc) → Sparsamkeit f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

carefulness

[ˈkɛəfʊlnɪs] n (see adj) → attenzione f, accuratezza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
"Chunk," said he, "it is of drugs of that nature that pharmaceutists must have much carefulness. To you alone of my acquaintance would I intrust a powder like that.
During my first year in Venice I met an ingenious priest, who had been a tutor in a patrician family, and who was willing to lead my faltering steps through the "Inferno." 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.
"Does tha' think," said Colin with dreamy carefulness, "as happen it was made loike this 'ere all o' purpose for me?"
"About a week after you had gone away ma'am," she said, with extreme severity of manner, and with excessive carefulness in her choice of words, "the Person you mention had the impudence to send a letter to you.
'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.' Greater carefulness!
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.
Her carefulness in guarding her sister from ever hearing Willoughby's name mentioned, was not thrown away.
He and his wife spoke English with an accent which was only discernible through its un-English emphasis and a certain carefulness and deliberation.
My reason for this kind of carelessness, or carefulness, was, that I could always get something to eat when I went there.
'All here,' said Double, tying up his throat with sleepy carefulness in a shawl.
He felt, therefore, that the occasion was one for extra carefulness in the watching of all that went on.

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