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careful

care·ful

careful

 
 
pronunciation:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: cautious and watchful in one's actions.
synonyms:
attentive, cautious, mindful
antonyms:
careless, heedless, inattentive, thoughtless
similar words:
alert, cagey, chary, circumspect, close, gingerly, guarded, judicious, observant, on guard, prudent, safe, sparing, vigilant, wary, watchful
definition 2: painstaking and exact.
a careful worker
synonyms:
conscientious, diligent, fastidious, meticulous, painstaking, punctilious
antonyms:
careless, perfunctory, sloppy, slovenly
similar words:
accurate, detailed, exact, fine, fussy, particular, precise
definition 3: mindful, as of others' needs.
synonyms:
attentive, considerate, mindful, thoughtful
antonyms:
careless, inattentive, thoughtless
similar words:
concerned, devoted, regardful, solicitous
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derivations: carefully (adv.), carefulness (n.)
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