Definition of thoughtful adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈθɔːtfl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈθɔːtfl//
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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
  4. Extra examples It was a very thoughtful way of showing their appreciation. John looked thoughtful. She had a rather thoughtful expression on her face. She seems thoughtful and considerate. He’s a player who has a thoughtful approach to the game. She was quieter and more thoughtful than usual. Some thoughtful person had left out towels, soap and shampoo in our rooms. The hotel manager was very kind and thoughtful. You’re looking very thoughtful.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: thoughtful