What is careful?

  • (adj): Exercising caution or showing care or attention.
    Example: "They were careful when crossing the busy 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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "careful":

  • (adj): Cautiously attentive.
    Example: "Careful of her feelings"
    Synonyms: heedful
  • (adj): Full of cares or anxiety.
    Example: "Thou art careful and troubled about many things"-Luke 10.41
  • (adj): Mindful of the future in spending money.
    Example: "Careful with money"
    Synonyms: thrifty

Famous quotes containing the word careful:

    Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.
    William Penn (1644–1718)

    We should be careful never to imagine, that the wedding-day is the burial of love, but that in reality love then begins its best life; and if we set out upon that principle, and are mindful to keep it up, and give due attention and aid to the progress of love thus brought into the well ordered well sheltered garden, we may enjoy I believe as much happiness as is consistent with the imperfection of our present state of being.
    James Boswell (1740–1795)

    We stroll amiably together, careful never to peer into one another’s shadows.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)