thoughtful - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    kind, and showing that you consider that what other people want or need is important

    Caroline is such a thoughtful young woman.

    ‘I brought you some tea.’ ‘That’s very thoughtful of you.’

  2. 2
    thinking seriously about something

    Beth stood there, silent and thoughtful, for a long time.

    1. a.
      used about someone’s face or expression

      Her face took on a thoughtful expression.

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noun [uncountable]