1. Full of care; anxious; solicitous. [Archaic]
Be careful [Rev. Ver. =\“anxious”] for nothing.\= --Phil. iv. 6.
The careful plowman doubting stands. --Milton.
2. Filling with care or solicitude; exposing to concern, anxiety, or trouble; painful.
The careful cold beginneth for to creep. --Spenser.
By Him that raised me to this careful height. --Shak.
3. Taking care; giving good heed; watchful; cautious; provident; not indifferent, heedless, or reckless; -- often followed by of, for, or the infinitive; as, careful of money; careful to do right.
Thou hast been careful for us with all this care. --2. Kings iv, 13.
What could a careful father more have done? --Dryden.
Syn: -- Anxious; solicitous; provident; thoughtful; cautious; circumspect; heedful; watchful; vigilant.
adj 1: exercising caution or showing care or attention; "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" [ant: careless]
2: cautiously attentive; "careful of her feelings"; "heedful of
his father's advice" [syn: heedful]
3: with care and dignity; "walking at the same measured pace";
"with all deliberate speed" [syn: deliberate, measured]
4: full of cares or anxiety; "Thou art careful and troubled
about many things"-Luke 10.41
5: mindful of the future in spending money; "careful with
money" [syn: thrifty]