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Synonyms for carefulˌkɛər fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. careful(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    deliberate, thrifty, heedful, measured

    Antonyms:
    mindless, heedless, hurried, haphazard, casual, reckless, forgetful, careless, slipshod, slapdash, sloppy, improvident, untroubled, incautious, passing(a), cursory, offhand, offhanded, perfunctory, unmindful

  2. careful, heedful(adj)

    cautiously attentive

    "careful of her feelings"; "heedful of his father's advice"

    Synonyms:
    thoughtful, thrifty, paying attention, careful, advertent, attentive, heedful, measured, deliberate

    Antonyms:
    sloppy, hurried, passing(a), reckless, cursory, careless, incautious, slapdash, untroubled, perfunctory, casual, slipshod, improvident, forgetful, unmindful, offhanded, heedless, mindless, haphazard, offhand

  3. careful, deliberate, measured(adj)

    unhurried and with care and dignity

    "walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed"

    Synonyms:
    metric, thrifty, heedful, careful, mensurable, metrical, measured, deliberate, calculated, mensural

    Antonyms:
    casual, incautious, slipshod, forgetful, perfunctory, offhanded, mindless, passing(a), slapdash, unmindful, hurried, reckless, careless, offhand, cursory, heedless, sloppy, untroubled, haphazard, improvident

  4. careful(adj)

    full of cares or anxiety

    "Thou art careful and troubled about many things"-Luke 10.41

    Synonyms:
    deliberate, thrifty, heedful, measured

    Antonyms:
    reckless, offhand, unmindful, mindless, careless, improvident, cursory, forgetful, hurried, heedless, passing(a), casual, haphazard, incautious, offhanded, slipshod, untroubled, perfunctory, slapdash, sloppy

  5. careful, thrifty(adj)

    mindful of the future in spending money

    "careful with money"

    Synonyms:
    deliberate, thrifty, heedful, measured, careful

    Antonyms:
    forgetful, careless, mindless, passing(a), untroubled, improvident, incautious, perfunctory, unmindful, hurried, slipshod, haphazard, heedless, casual, offhanded, slapdash, offhand, cursory, sloppy, reckless

Wiktionary

  1. careful(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    careless

  2. careful(adjective)

    Full of care or grief; sorrowful, sad.

    Antonyms:
    careless

  3. careful(adjective)

    Full of cares or anxiety; worried, troubled.

    Antonyms:
    careless

  4. careful(adjective)

    Having care (for); attentive to potential danger, error or harm; cautious.

    Antonyms:
    careless

  5. careful(adjective)

    Conscientious and painstaking; meticulous.

    Antonyms:
    careless

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. careful

    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.

    Synonyms:
    alert, awake, cautious, circumspect, on the alert, on the lookout, sleepless, vigilant, wakeful, wary, watchful, wide-awake

    Antonyms:
    careless, drowsy, dull, heedless, inattentive, incautious, inconsiderate, neglectful, negligent, oblivious, thoughtless, unwary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. careful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    [Rare.] anxious, solicitous, concerned, troubled, uneasy

  2. careful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    heedful, PROVIDENT, attentive, thoughtful

  3. careful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    watchful, cautious, circumspect, vigilant


Translations for careful

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • грижлив, акуратен, внимателен, старателенBulgarian
  • সতর্ক, সাবধানBengali
  • curós, cautelósCatalan, Valencian
  • pečlivý, opatrnýCzech
  • sorgfältig, behutsam, vorsichtigGerman
  • επιμελής, προσεκτικόςGreek
  • zorgaEsperanto
  • cuidadoso, cautoSpanish
  • ettevaatlik, tähelepanelikEstonian
  • huolellinen, varovainenFinnish
  • prudent, soigneuse, soigneux, prudenteFrench
  • curamachIrish
  • cùramachScottish Gaelic
  • સાવધાનGujarati
  • זהיר, זהירהHebrew
  • सतर्क, सावधानHindi
  • cauto, prudente, accuratoItalian
  • 思慮深い, 注意深いJapanese
  • ყურადღებიანიGeorgian
  • curiosus, cautus, meticulosusLatin
  • uzmanīgs, rūpīgsLatvian
  • सावधMarathi
  • 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
  • försiktigSwedish
  • سترک, ساودھانUrdu

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