[syn: careful, thrifty]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Careful \Care"ful\ (k[^a]r"f[.u]l), a. [AS. cearful.]
1. Full of care; anxious; solicitous. [Archaic]
Be careful [Rev. Ver. "anxious"] for nothing.
--Phil. iv. 6.
The careful plowman doubting stands. --Milton.
2. Filling with care or solicitude; exposing to concern,
anxiety, or trouble; painful.
The careful cold beginneth for to creep. --Spenser.
By Him that raised me to this careful height.
3. Taking care; giving good heed; watchful; cautious;
provident; not indifferent, heedless, or reckless; --
often followed by of, for, or the infinitive; as, careful
of money; careful to do right.
Thou hast been careful for us with all this care.
--2. Kings iv,
What could a careful father more have done?
Syn: Anxious; solicitous; provident; thoughtful; cautious;
circumspect; heedful; watchful; vigilant.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: 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" [ant: careless]
2: cautiously attentive; "careful of her feelings"; "heedful of
his father's advice" [syn: careful, heedful]
3: unhurried and with care and dignity; "walking at the same
measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed" [syn: careful,
4: full of cares or anxiety; "Thou art careful and troubled
about many things"-Luke 10.41
5: mindful of the future in spending money; "careful with money"
[syn: careful, thrifty]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
120 Moby Thesaurus words for "careful":
Scotch, accurate, advertent, agog, alert, all ears, all eyes,
assiduous, attentive, aware, calculating, canny, cautious, chary,
cheeseparing, circumspect, concentrated, conscientious,
conscionable, conscious, conserving, considerate, critical,
curious, deliberate, diligent, discreet, discriminating,
discriminative, duteous, dutiful, earnest, economic, economizing,
enlightened, exact, fastidious, finical, finicking, finicky,
forehanded, foresighted, frugal, fussy, gingerly, guarded, heedful,
hesitant, intense, intent, intentive, judgmatic, judicial,
judicious, labor-saving, leaving out nothing, loving, meticulous,
mindful, money-saving, nice, niggling, noncommittal, observant,
observing, on guard, on the ball, on the job, open-eared,
open-eyed, openmouthed, overconscientious,
overlooking no possibility, overscrupulous, painstaking,
parsimonious, particular, pawky, penny-wise, politic, precise,
provident, prudent, prudential, punctilious, punctual, reflecting,
reflective, regardful, religious, safe, saving, scrimping,
scrupulous, skimping, slow to act, solicitous, spare, sparing,
strict, studied, systematic, tender, tender-conscienced, tentative,
thorough, thoughtful, thrifty, time-saving, unadventurous,
uncommunicative, undaring, unenterprising, unprecipitate,
unwasteful, vigilant, wary, watchful, well-advised, well-judged