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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.
  2. Demonstrating kindness or consideration for others.
    Preparing dinner is a thoughtful gesture for a new mother.

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