[ UK /θˈɔːtfə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈθɔtfəɫ/ ]
  1. considerate of the feelings or well-being of others
  2. acting with or showing thought and good sense
    a sensible young man
  3. taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
    so heedful a writer
    heedful of the warnings
    heedful of what they were doing
  4. exhibiting or characterized by careful thought
    a thoughtful paper
  5. having intellectual depth
    a deeply thoughtful essay
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How To Use thoughtful In A Sentence

  • That proviso is a thoughtful message for young moviegoers. Disney's 'Princess and the Frog' is royally charming
  • She speaks earnestly, thoughtfully and funnily about how we are all ‘differently abled ‘in one way or another.’
  • They sat in a thoughtful moment before a boom of thunder sounded and Jane jumped.
  • Bella could see here there, sitting thoughtfully amongst the bolts of fabric.
  • The thoughtful formality of etiquette is a blessed relief. Times, Sunday Times
  • Millson regarded her thoughtfully. Perhaps she was right.
  • Behind the easy-going persona is a thoughtful man with a razor-sharp football mind. Times, Sunday Times
  • The decision to make the changes was made after a long search and thoughtful consideration.
  • As Mei walked slowly from the room, Jui - chueh gazed after her thoughtfully.
  • The result is a thoughtful and at times maverick brew of policies. Times, Sunday Times
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