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"
mindless, heedless, hurried, haphazard, casual, reckless, forgetful, careless, slipshod, slapdash, sloppy, improvident, untroubled, incautious, passing(a), cursory, offhand, offhanded, perfunctory, unmindful
"careful of her feelings"; "heedful of his father's advice"
sloppy, hurried, passing(a), reckless, cursory, careless, incautious, slapdash, untroubled, perfunctory, casual, slipshod, improvident, forgetful, unmindful, offhanded, heedless, mindless, haphazard, offhand
careful, deliberate, measured(adj)
unhurried and with care and dignity
"walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed"
casual, incautious, slipshod, forgetful, perfunctory, offhanded, mindless, passing(a), slapdash, unmindful, hurried, reckless, careless, offhand, cursory, heedless, sloppy, untroubled, haphazard, improvident
full of cares or anxiety
"Thou art careful and troubled about many things"-Luke 10.41
reckless, offhand, unmindful, mindless, careless, improvident, cursory, forgetful, hurried, heedless, passing(a), casual, haphazard, incautious, offhanded, slipshod, untroubled, perfunctory, slapdash, sloppy
mindful of the future in spending money
"careful with money"
forgetful, careless, mindless, passing(a), untroubled, improvident, incautious, perfunctory, unmindful, hurried, slipshod, haphazard, heedless, casual, offhanded, slapdash, offhand, cursory, sloppy, reckless
careful(adjective)Full of care or grief; sorrowful, sad.
careful(adjective)Full of cares or anxiety; worried, troubled.
careful(adjective)Having care (for); attentive to potential danger, error or harm; cautious.
careful(adjective)Conscientious and painstaking; meticulous.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Vigilant implies more sustained activity and more intelligent volition than alert; one may be habitually alert by reason of native quickness of perception and thought, or one may be momentarily alert under some excitement or expectancy; one who is vigilant is so with thoughtful purpose. One is vigilant against danger or harm; he may be alert or watchful for good as well as against evil; he is wary in view of suspected stratagem, trickery, or treachery. A person may be wakeful because of some merely physical excitement or excitability, as through insomnia; yet he may be utterly careless and negligent in his wakefulness, the reverse of watchful; a person who is truly watchful must keep himself wakeful while on watch, in which case wakeful has something of mental quality. Watchful, from the Saxon, and vigilant, from the Latin, are almost exact equivalents; but vigilant has somewhat more of sharp definiteness and somewhat more suggestion of volition; one may be habitually watchful; one is vigilant of set purpose and for direct cause, as in the presence of an enemy. Compare ALERT.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
List of paraphrases:
cautious, prudent, attentive, thorough, attention, vigilant, meticulous, wary, conservative, carefully, conscientiously, circumspect, rigorous, detailed, caution, painstaking, precautionary, prudential, accurate, scrupulous, prudence, precise, observant, conscientious, watchful, earnestly
Translations for careful
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- грижлив, акуратен, внимателен, старателенBulgarian
- সতর্ক, সাবধানBengali
- curós, cautelósCatalan, Valencian
- pečlivý, opatrnýCzech
- sorgfältig, behutsam, vorsichtigGerman
- επιμελής, προσεκτικόςGreek
- cuidadoso, cautoSpanish
- ettevaatlik, tähelepanelikEstonian
- huolellinen, varovainenFinnish
- prudent, soigneuse, soigneux, prudenteFrench
- cùramachScottish Gaelic
- זהיר, זהירהHebrew
- सतर्क, सावधानHindi
- cauto, prudente, accuratoItalian
- 思慮深い, 注意深いJapanese
- curiosus, cautus, meticulosusLatin
- uzmanīgs, rūpīgsLatvian
- zorgvuldig, prudent, omzichtig, behoedzaam, voorzichtig, doortastend, grondigDutch
- ostrożna, ostrożny, ostrożnePolish
- cauteloso, meticulosa, prudente, cuidadosa, meticuloso, cuidadoso, cautelosaPortuguese
- prudent, precautRomanian
- аккуратный, внимательный, старательный, тщательный, осторожныйRussian
- सावधान, सतर्कSanskrit
- брѝжљив, о̏пре̄зан, brȉžan, brìžljiv, ȍprēzan, pòmnjiv, по̀мњив, бри̏жанSerbo-Croatian
- سترک, ساودھانUrdu
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