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From Middle English thoȝtful, thohtful, equivalent to thought +‎ -ful. Compare Dutch gedachtenvol.

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thoughtful (comparative more thoughtful, superlative most thoughtful)

  1. Demonstrating thought or careful consideration.
    Most thoughtful people eventually solve the puzzle.
    • 1959, Georgette Heyer, chapter 1, in The Unknown Ajax:
      But Richmond, his grandfather's darling, after one thoughtful glance cast under his lashes at that uncompromising countenance appeared to lose himself in his own reflections.
    Synonyms: thoughty, carefully, detail oriented
  2. Demonstrating kindness or consideration for others.
    Preparing dinner is a thoughtful gesture for a new mother.
    Synonyms: thoughty, considerate, attentive, caring

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