Definition of


  1. (adj, all) considerate of the feelings or well-being of others
  2. (adj, all) taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
    so heedful a writer
    heedful of what they were doing
  3. (adj, all) having intellectual depth
  4. (adj, all) acting with or showing thought and good sense
  5. (adj, all) exhibiting or characterized by careful thought

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Alternate forms of Thoughtful

Derivations: thoughtfulness

Origin of the word Thoughtful

  1. c.1200, "contemplative," from thought + -ful. Also in M.E., "prudent; moody, anxious." Meaning "showing consideration for others" is from 1851. (Cf. thoughtless.) more

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Words that sound like Thoughtful

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