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Synonyms for careful
ˌkɛər 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, 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, 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

    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)

    Antonyms:
    careless

  3. careful(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    careless

  4. careful(adjective)

    He was a slow and careful driver.

    Antonyms:
    careless

  5. careful(adjective)

    They made a careful search of the crimescene.

    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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. careful(a)

    Synonyms:
    cautious, watchful, provident, chary, attentive, circumspect, considerate, heedful, prudent, discreet, wary, mindful, choice, sparing, observant

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How to use careful in a sentence?

  1. David Graff:

    We want to be very careful about the type of information that we highlight in the search feature given its prominence. Given the concern around elections and elections information, we want to be particularly conservative here.

  2. Alexandra Brodsky:

    After the last [stealthing] encounter, I just became emotionally shut off, at first I wanted to get pissed and scream at the person, but all that disappointment drains you … Now I just try to be way more careful.

  3. Kristen Clarke:

    Someone that is sensitive to that understands why the federal government and Justice Department needs to intervene. ... So there's a sensitivity practice and an experienced practice that people of color could bring in that was totally absent in the last four years. i think this is one of the most important decisions that Joe Biden will have to make finding the right attorney general, who can restore a commitment to equal justice under law for all, who can make protection of racial justice and civil rights a top priority. These are incredibly important principles and values of the country needs right now in its next attorney general, so I'm glad that the next administration isn't racing to announce a decision and being really thoughtful and careful in deciding who they put forth for this important position.

  4. Vicente Lim:

    No matter what you do, be careful of what you say and if you happen to say it, do it.

  5. Du Val:

    Instead of 10, 20 or 100 engineers who apply to work with you, we give you one or two, and we’re very careful and precise about who we send you, so that you have a great experience, our average ratio of people we send who get accepted is 1.7 to 1. Successful staffing companies have a ratio—that they’re proud of—of about 15 to 1.


Translations for careful

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  • 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
  • கவனமாகTamil
  • سترک, ساودھانUrdu

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