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Definition of thoughtful adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    thoughtful

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈθɔtfl//
     
     
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  1. 1quiet, because you are thinking He looked thoughtful. They sat in thoughtful silence.
  2. 2(approving) showing that you think about and care for other people synonym considerate, kind It was very thoughtful of you to send the flowers.
  3. 3showing signs of careful thought a player who has a thoughtful approach to the game
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NAmE//ˈθɔtfəli//
 
adverb Martin looked at her thoughtfully. She used the towel thoughtfully provided by her host.
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noun [uncountable] a state of thoughtfulness his thoughtfulness for others
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: thoughtful