Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Given to careful thought; reflective.
  • adjective Engrossed in thought.
  • adjective Exhibiting or characterized by careful thought.
  • adjective Having or showing heed for the well-being or happiness of others and a propensity for anticipating their needs or wishes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Occupied with thought; engaged in or disposed to reflection; contemplative; meditative.
  • Characterized by or manifesting thought; pertaining to thought; concerned with or dedicated to thought.
  • Mindful, as to something specified; heedful; careful: followed by of or an infinitive.
  • Showing regard or consideration for others; benevolent; considerate; kindly.
  • Full of care; anxious; troubled.
  • Synonyms Reflective, pensive, studious.
  • Considerate, regardful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of thought; employed in meditation; contemplative.
  • adjective Attentive; careful; exercising the judgment; having the mind directed to an object.
  • adjective Anxious; solicitous; concerned.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Demonstrating thought or careful consideration.
  • adjective Demonstrating kindness or consideration for others.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
  • adjective having intellectual depth
  • adjective acting with or showing thought and good sense
  • adjective exhibiting or characterized by careful thought
  • adjective considerate of the feelings or well-being of others

Etymologies

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From thought +‎ -ful

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