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

 thought·ful /ˈθɔtfəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thought·ful a.
 1. Full of thought; employed in meditation; contemplative; as, a man of thoughtful mind.
    War, horrid war, your thoughtful walks invades.   --Pope.
 2. Attentive; careful; exercising the judgment; having the mind directed to an object; as, thoughtful of gain; thoughtful in seeking truth.
 3. Anxious; solicitous; concerned.
 Around her crowd distrust, and doubt, and fear,
 And thoughtful foresight, and tormenting care.   --Prior.
 Syn: -- Considerate; deliberate; contemplative; attentive; careful; wary; circumspect; reflective; discreet.
 Usage: -- Thoughtful, Considerate. He who is habitually thoughtful rarely neglects his duty or his true interest; he who is considerate pauses to reflect and guard himself against error. One who is not thoughtful by nature, if he can be made considerate, will usually be guarded against serious mistakes. “He who is thoughtful does not forget his duty; he who is considerate pauses, and considers properly what is his duty. It is a recommendation to a subordinate person to be thoughtful in doing what is wished of him; it is the recommendation of a confidential person to be considerate, as he has often to judge according to his own discretion.”
 -- Thought*ful*ly, adv. -- Thought*ful*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having intellectual depth; "a deeply thoughtful essay"
      2: exhibiting or characterized by careful thought; "a
         thoughtful paper" [ant: thoughtless]
      3: acting with or showing thought and good sense; "a sensible
         young man" [syn: sensible]
      4: taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention; "heedful
         of the warnings"; "so heedful a writer"; "heedful of what
         they were doing" [syn: heedful, attentive] [ant: heedless]
      5: showing consideration and anticipation of needs; "it was
         thoughtful of you to bring flowers"; "a neighbor showed
         thoughtful attention" [syn: kind]