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Synonyms for careful
ˌkɛər fəlcare·ful

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Wiktionary

  1. carefuladjective

    Antonyms:
    careless

  2. carefuladjective

    Antonyms:
    careless

  3. carefuladjective

    Antonyms:
    careless

  4. carefuladjective

    He was a slow and careful driver.

    Antonyms:
    careless

  5. carefuladjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. carefuladjective

    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, heedfuladjective

    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, measuredadjective

    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. carefuladjective

    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, thriftyadjective

    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

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. carefuladjective

    Synonyms:
    [Rare.] anxious, solicitous, concerned, troubled, uneasy

  2. carefuladjective

    Synonyms:
    heedful, PROVIDENT, attentive, thoughtful

  3. carefuladjective

    Synonyms:
    watchful, cautious, circumspect, vigilant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. carefuladjective

    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. Donald Trump:

    I think we should help, but I think we should be very careful because frankly, we have very big problems. We're not gonna have a country if we don't start getting smart, we cannot help everybody through the world. Europe should help. Russian should help. China, they're not doing anything. The Gulf states are doing nothing. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, any of the gulf states, they're doing nothing. They should all help. And then maybe we could do something. But we have big problems to solve and we better solve them fast.

  2. Max L. Forman:

    Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.

  3. Donald Trump:

    You’ve got to be more careful and you’ve got to think through what you’re going to say.

  4. Anthony Fauci:

    If you are vaccinated, and particularly if you are boosted, you're going to have to wear a mask on the plane anyway. That's a regulation. But be prudent and careful. When you go to the airport, particularly, that's an indoor congregate setting, i believe that if people follow the recommendations of the CDC about indoor masking, take the advice of getting vaccinated and getting boosted, we should be fine for the holidays, and we should enjoy it with our family and our friends.

  5. Christopher Wray:

    From the FBI's perspective, from a law enforcement perspective, we try to be very careful to focus on violence, threats of violence and associated federal criminal activity, there may be certain instances where language becomes part of a conspiracy, for example, and there are instances where there are other federal statutes which may be violated, but again, those are complicated questions which I would refer to the lawyers over at the Justice Department.


Translations for careful

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  • старателен, акуратен, внимателен, грижливBulgarian
  • সাবধান, সতর্কBengali
  • cautelós, curósCatalan, Valencian
  • pečlivý, opatrnýCzech
  • behutsam, vorsichtig, sorgfältigGerman
  • προσεκτικός, επιμελήςGreek
  • zorgaEsperanto
  • cauto, cuidadosoSpanish
  • tähelepanelik, ettevaatlikEstonian
  • huolellinen, varovainenFinnish
  • soigneuse, prudent, 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
  • rūpīgs, uzmanīgsLatvian
  • सावधMarathi
  • behoedzaam, voorzichtig, doortastend, omzichtig, prudent, zorgvuldig, grondigDutch
  • ostrożna, ostrożny, ostrożnePolish
  • cuidadoso, cautelosa, cauteloso, meticuloso, cuidadosa, prudente, meticulosaPortuguese
  • precaut, prudentRomanian
  • тщательный, старательный, внимательный, аккуратный, осторожныйRussian
  • सावधान, सतर्कSanskrit
  • бри̏жан, брѝжљив, brȉžan, по̀мњив, pòmnjiv, о̏пре̄зан, ȍprēzan, brìžljivSerbo-Croatian
  • försiktigSwedish
  • கவனமாகTamil
  • ساودھان, سترکUrdu

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