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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 care·ful /-fəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Care·ful a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]