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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

Editors Contribution

  1. cautious

    i would be cautious about walking there after dark.

    Submitted by Soulwriter on June 13, 2021  
  2. softness

    softness of heart means someone who gives way easily due to compassion or empathy. softness of a material means it is comfortable, smooth and soft to the touch.

    the baby snuggled down onto the softness of her freshly-laundered blanket.

    Submitted by Soulwriter on June 7, 2021  

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. Thomas Volk:

    We must be careful. The populists could make (the refugees) into their issue.

  2. Sebastian Coe:

    Sadly, it is the world we live in, it is inevitable that outstanding performance, given the nature of trust, is permanently in question. I think we have to be careful about how we draw judgement on the performance.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    We'd better be careful when we say' Young people who don't wind up in the hospital are fine, let them get infected, it's OK.' No, it's not OK.

  4. Elon Musk:

    I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I had to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that … we are summoning the demon.

  5. Owen Murfin:

    We've got to be careful ... and with equity markets very close to their highs I think it's a sensible time to take a bit of risk off, because the outcome is very uncertain.

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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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