careful

[ kair-fuhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF careful

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAREFUL

This is a record and result that no careful student of our history will, I take it, deny.

Andy chose the careful insult which he would throw in Buck's face.

I think we should be careful of our judgment as to when that state has been reached.

But he saw Hester look anxious; and that was enough to put him on his careful honour.

Then I hope you will be careful what houses you go into, for I hear the small-pox is in the neighborhood.

They were so careful that for many days they continued undiscovered.

A careful study of this table will be profitable to the housewife.

Be careful to have some broth ready, for the other that I am to take soon.

Before I go out, I must inform you of one thing you must be careful about.

Then those girls have an awful time, if they're careful about their associates.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cearful "mournful, sad," also "full of care or woe; anxious; full of concern" (for someone or something), thus "applying attention, painstaking, circumspect;" from care (n.) + -ful.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CAREFUL

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.