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Synonyms for thoughtful
ˈθɔt fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thoughtful(adj)

    having intellectual depth

    "a deeply thoughtful essay"

    paying attention, heedful, serious-minded, attentive

    unconsidered, superficial, thoughtless, unthoughtful, inconsiderate, frivolous, unreflective, unthinking

  2. thoughtful(adj)

    exhibiting or characterized by careful thought

    "a thoughtful paper"

    paying attention, heedful, serious-minded, attentive

    unthoughtful, superficial, unreflective, inconsiderate, unconsidered, frivolous, unthinking, thoughtless

  3. thoughtful, serious-minded(adj)

    acting with or showing thought and good sense

    "a sensible young man"

    paying attention, heedful, serious-minded, attentive

    frivolous, superficial, unthoughtful, inconsiderate, thoughtless, unthinking, unreflective, unconsidered

  4. heedful, attentive, thoughtful, paying attention(adj)

    taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention

    "heedful of the warnings"; "so heedful a writer"; "heedful of what they were doing"

    paying attention, heedful, advertent, serious-minded, attentive, careful

    unconsidered, frivolous, thoughtless, unthinking, unreflective, unthoughtful, superficial, inconsiderate

  5. thoughtful(adj)

    considerate of the feelings or well-being of others

    paying attention, heedful, serious-minded, attentive

    frivolous, unthinking, inconsiderate, unreflective, unthoughtful, thoughtless, unconsidered, superficial

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. thoughtful

    alert, attentive, on hand, prompt, ready, wide-awake

    absent, absent-minded, absorbed, abstracted, heedless, inattentive, indifferent, listless, negligent, oblivious, preoccupied, thoughtless

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. thoughtful

    careful, provident, contemplative, considerate, anxious, pensive, cogitative, reflective, regardful, mindful, heedful, diligent

    careless, improvident, unthinking, thoughtless, incontemplative, mindless, inconsiderate, regard less, heedless, rash, trifling, wanton, idle, dreamy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. thoughtful(a.)

    contemplative, reflective, pensive, speculative, deliberative, studious, sedate

  2. thoughtful(a.)

    careful, heedful, regardful, mindful, attentive, considerate, circumspect, wary, discreet, prudent

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. thoughtful(a)

    contemplative, meditative, reflective, cogitative, wistful, pensive, preoccupied, abstracted, considerate, heedful, circumspect, wary

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "thoughtful":

    reflexive, considerate, pensive, thought-provoking, thought-out, well-considered, weighted, well-thought-out, reflective

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How to use thoughtful in a sentence?

  1. Julie Mead:

    Some of these letters that they’re writing are so thoughtful and they’re funny, but they’re spiritual, these kids are just amazingly supportive. Cancer would be a pretty scary thing for anyone to understand and get their arms around, but these 15- and 16-year-old kids, they just jump in with both feet. They’re here to support her, they talk to her, they want to know what’s going on. It’s really been amazing.

  2. Scott Atlas:

    I have been speaking with Gov. DeSantis for quite a while about the pandemic, and he really is an example of doing something with the exact thoughtful approach that we need in this.

  3. Jeff Bezos:

    In addition to whatever assets life has nurtured in me, I have a disproportionate amount of money to share, my approach to philanthropy will continue to be thoughtful. It will take time and effort and care.

  4. William Schaffner:

    This is not an instruction. This is not an order, i'm not asking everyone to stay at home and lock the door for a month. I'm saying, be thoughtful every time you contemplate getting together with a crowd or group.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    That's one of those questions that I think you have to answer in a thoughtful way if you're running for president of the United States, but it's not just that. I mean, he said that ISIS is not a threat. Two months ago he gets his news from the shows. I know that warms your heart that he wakes up in the morning and gets his foreign policy and military advice from people that go on your show.

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