Adjective "thoughtful" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Absorbed in or involving thought.
  1. 'The decision to make the changes was made after a long search and thoughtful consideration.'
  2. 'Your words and the thoughtful reflections of others will help awaken those who can and will make a difference.'
  3. 'By nature she is a thoughtful, serious girl whose natural reticence has been reinforced by too many rooms full of flashbulbs and poised pens.'
  4. 'He tells me that at this stage in his life he is reflective and thoughtful, very different from his stage persona.'
  5. 'Her forceful personality and ease in the spotlight complemented the king's serious, thoughtful demeanour.'
  6. 'It should also open up the intellectual space for the thoughtful consideration of the subject.'
  7. 'It makes me think that she's just fairly introverted and is quite a thoughtful person, even pensive perhaps.'
  8. 'Will the new parliament be equally thoughtful and reflective in response?'
  9. 'Levi looked at Hal, laughed, and then extended his palm in a thoughtful manner.'
  10. 'Damian didn't reply, but instead sat in a very thoughtful manner without touching his plate.'
  11. 'her work is thoughtful and provocative'
  12. 'Their careful and thoughtful comments led to marked improvements in nearly all the reports.'
  13. 'There are decent, thoughtful, credible arguments on both sides of the gun control debate.'
  14. 'This is an important, thoughtful book deserving of a good deal of careful attention.'
  15. 'It's a wonderfully rich, thoughtful and provocative piece of drama.'
  16. 'This is a thoughtful, carefully crafted and, above all, intelligent movie which deserves a massive audience.'
  17. 'But let's be careful with our criticisms, thoughtful about where we lay the responsibility.'
  18. 'Senior leaders nowadays don't have time for deep reflection or thoughtful analysis.'
  19. 'Some response is required, and the response must be made in a thoughtful and informed manner.'
  20. 'Bonner, on the other hand, offers a gentle and thoughtful appraisal.'
  21. 'This is a particularly gracious and thoughtful reply from the media, and we are grateful for it.'
Showing consideration for the needs of other people.
  1. 'how very thoughtful of you!'
  2. 'On the other hand, if one wants their child to be obedient, thoughtful to others, discipline them at the time of their disobedience and not half an hour later.'
  3. 'Although we now face difficult moral choices I am so grateful that we've emerged as a much more compassionate and thoughtful society.'
  4. 'Is she usually thoughtful and considerate of you, or does she have a track record of thinking only of herself?'
  5. 'It was a very kind and thoughtful gesture and an example of the love and respect which we should all have for each other to make for peace and harmony in this troubled world.'
  6. 'Indifferent to hunting or wrestling or drinking, Bill, who likes to read, is thoughtful and gentle.'
  7. 'Dave was always a perfect gentleman: thoughtful, kind and willing to help a young, dumb writer.'
  8. 'I have the kindest, most generous and thoughtful readers and friends anywhere.'
  9. 'He's a wonderful, sweet, thoughtful and considerate guy.'
  10. 'Michael even bought us both cards and presents which was very thoughtful of him.'


1. showing consideration for others; considerate.

2. characterized by or manifesting careful thought: a thoughtful essay.

3. occupied with or given to thought; contemplative; meditative; reflective: in a thoughtful mood.

4. careful, heedful, or mindful: to be thoughtful of one's safety.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be thoughtful for moments."

"children can be thoughtful with senses."

"people can be thoughtful of people."

"people can be thoughtful of conditions."

"people can be thoughtful in respects."

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