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1. careful

adjective. ['ˈkɛrfəl'] exercising caution or showing care or attention.

Synonyms

  • blow-by-blow
  • narrow
  • carefulness
  • painstaking
  • minute
  • particular
  • studious
  • too-careful
  • close
  • certain
  • elaborated
  • scrupulous
  • conscientious
  • cautious
  • thorough
  • overcareful
  • prudent
  • protective
  • sure
  • elaborate
  • diligent

Antonyms

  • carelessness
  • negligent
  • incautious
  • careless

Etymology

  • careful (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • carful (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Careful

  • prayerful

How do you pronounce careful?

Pronounce careful as ˈkɛrfəl.

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Sentences with careful


1. Adjective
Be careful** to not cut or peel away skin that is already healing.

Quotes about careful


1. One must always be careful of books,"said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

2. We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
- Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

3. Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you'll die of a misprint.
- Markus Herz

2. too-careful

adjective. excessively or unduly careful.

Synonyms

  • careful

Antonyms

  • imprudent
  • carelessness

3. careful

adjective. ['ˈkɛrfəl'] cautiously attentive.

Synonyms

  • aware
  • mindful

Antonyms

  • stay
  • widen
  • unconscientiousness

Etymology

  • careful (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • carful (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. careful

adjective. ['ˈkɛrfəl'] unhurried and with care and dignity.

Synonyms

  • deliberate
  • measured

Antonyms

  • unlimited
  • broad-minded
  • wide

Etymology

  • careful (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • carful (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. careful

adjective. ['ˈkɛrfəl'] full of cares or anxiety.

Antonyms

  • inattentiveness

Etymology

  • careful (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • carful (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. careful

adjective. ['ˈkɛrfəl'] mindful of the future in spending money.

Synonyms

  • thrifty

Antonyms

  • thick
  • diversify

Etymology

  • careful (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • carful (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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