Definition of carefull
1. careful [ a ] exercising caution or showing care or attention
Examples: "they were careful when crossing the 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"
(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)
A careful search failed to show occlusion of any of the mesenteric vessels .
(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
Nevertheless , with foresight and careful planning , some of the more disruptive and dangerous consequences of social change which have troubled other countries passing_through this stage can be escaped .
(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)
generous public provision for the infirm ; democratic and secret elections of all officers including priests , meals taken publicly in common refectories ; a common habit or uniform prescribed for all citizens ; even houses changed once a decade ; six hours of manual_labor a day for all but a handful of magistrates and scholars , and careful measures to prevent anyone from shirking ; no private_property , no money ; no sort of pricing at_all for any goods or services , and therefore no market in the economic sense of the term .
(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
The rest of Black_Bottom was a rabbit_warren of homes in every condition of neglect , disrepair and careful upkeep .
(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
Martha_Schuyler , old , slow , careful of foot , came_down the great staircase , dressed in her best lace-drawn black silk , her jeweled shoe buckles held forward .Synonyms careful Related Terms careless detailed sure thorough close conscientious studious overcareful overcareful protective particular blow-by-blow minute cautious cautious prudent diligent carefulness
2. careful [ a ] cautiously attentive
Examples: "careful of her feelings" "heedful of his father's advice"
(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)
I was careful to keep my feet , the seat of the least worthy spirits , from pointing at anyone 's head , where the worthiest spirits reside .
(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)
Sadie , like Beth_March , suffered ill_health - got rheumatic_fever and had to be careful of her heart - but that never dampened her spirits .Synonyms careful heedful Related Terms mindful
3. careful [ a ] with care and dignity
Examples: "walking at the same measured pace" "with all deliberate speed"
4. careful [ a ] (archaic) full of cares or anxiety
Examples: "Thou art careful and troubled about many things"-Luke 10.41
5. careful [ a ] mindful of the future in spending money
Examples: "careful with money"
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