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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. Mark Zuckerberg:

    The internet is growing in importance around the world in people’s lives and I think that it is inevitable that there will need to be some regulation, so my position is not that there should be no regulation, but I also think that you have to be careful about regulation you put in place.

  2. Patrick Corcoran:

    There are two schools of thought, people will be very tense and careful and nervous, or people will just be desperate to get out of the house. It's going to probably be a mixture.

  3. Simon Coveney:

    I think anything is possible now but I think Britain needs to be careful because I think from an EU perspective, not an Irish perspective, that patience has run out. The EU wants to get on with many, many other challenging political questions.

  4. Kevin McConway:

    One thing this research clearly demonstrates is how difficult it is to tie down whether something like this is indeed a risk factor for cancer. Despite this being a good, competent, careful study involving over quarter of a million women, it still leaves room for doubt about the association, if there is one, between using powder in the genital area and ovarian cancer, there is still uncertainty about whether any such association exists. If it does exist, there is uncertainty about whether the powder itself is what causes any increase in cancer risk. And there's also uncertainty about what the size of the risk increase is, if it there is one.

  5. Van Kerkhove:

    I think we need to be careful about making an assessment of what may happen in the Northern Hemisphere for a number of reasons.


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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