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Careful thought

thought

noun

the mental effort that you make to understand something, to make decisions, or to solve problems

consideration

noun

careful thought before making a decision or judgment about something

assessment

noun

the process of making a judgment or forming an opinion, after considering something or someone carefully

reflection

noun

careful thought about something

concentration

noun

the process of giving all your attention to something

reasoning

noun

the process of thinking about something in an intelligent sensible way in order to make a decision or form an opinion

forethought

noun

careful thought and planning that prepares you well for a future event

introspection

noun

the process of carefully examining your own feelings, thoughts, and ideas

soul-searching

noun

careful thought about your beliefs, attitudes, or actions because you think it is important to behave in an honest and moral way

focus

noun

particular attention paid to something

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