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Definition of "thoughtful" []

  • Engrossed in thought; contemplative. (adjective)
  • Exhibiting or characterized by careful thought: a thoughtful essay. (adjective)
  • Having or showing heed for the well-being or happiness of others and a propensity for anticipating their needs or wishes. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thoughtful" in a sentence
  • "Pretty good, Miss Green, the advisor called out with her usual restraint, hands on the hips of her gray sweats, her expression thoughtful A compact woman with frizzy brown hair and a somewhat plain face, Miss Green had a husky voice that always sounded as if she had laryngitis."
  • "When he looked up, it was to glance slowly around the room, his expression thoughtful and distant."
  • "She looked over the clothes, her expression thoughtful."