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I have to be very careful about diet and exercise.
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Meaning of "careful" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CAREFUL

careful  [ˈkɛəfʊl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAREFUL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Careful is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CAREFUL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of careful in the English dictionary

The first definition of careful in the dictionary is cautious in attitude or action; prudent. Other definition of careful is painstaking in one's work; thorough. Careful is also solicitous; protective.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CAREFUL


characterful
ˈkærɪktəfʊl
cheerful
ˈtʃɪəfʊl
colorful
ˈkʌləfʊl
colourful
ˈkʌləfʊl
dareful
ˈdɛəfʊl
direful
ˈdaɪəfʊl
earful
ˈɪəfʊl
fearful
ˈfɪəfʊl
flavorful
ˈfleɪvəfʊl
flavourful
ˈfleɪvəfʊl
humorful
ˈhjuːməfʊl
ireful
ˈaɪəfʊl
masterful
ˈmɑːstəfʊl
pleasureful
ˈplɛʒəfʊl
powerful
ˈpaʊəfʊl
prayerful
ˈprɛəfʊl
saucerful
ˈsɔːsəfʊl
tearful
ˈtɪəfʊl
uncareful
ʌnˈkɛəfʊl
wonderful
ˈwʌndəfʊl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAREFUL

careers advisor
careers counselor
careers guidance
careers master
careers mistress
careers office
Careers Officer
careers teacher
carefree
carefreeness
carefully
carefulness
caregiver
caregiving
careless
careless driving
carelessly
carelessness
careline
careme

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAREFUL

adventureful
disgraceful
dureful
fateful
forceful
graceful
grateful
hateful
hopeful
overcareful
peaceful
purposeful
resourceful
shameful
tasteful
ultracareful
ungrateful
useful
vengeful
wasteful

Synonyms and antonyms of careful in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CAREFUL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «careful» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of careful

Translation of «careful» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAREFUL

Find out the translation of careful to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of careful from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «careful» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

小心的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cuidadoso
570 millions of speakers

English

careful
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सावधान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُحْتَرِس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

осторожный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cuidadoso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাবধান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

soigneux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berhati-hati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vorsichtig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

注意深い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

조심스러운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ati-ati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cẩn thận
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கவனமாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सावध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dikkatli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

attento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ostrożny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

обережний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

atent
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προσεκτικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

versigtig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

försiktig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forsiktig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of careful

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CAREFUL»

The term «careful» is very widely used and occupies the 7.086 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CAREFUL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about careful

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10 QUOTES WITH «CAREFUL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word careful.
1
Gerard Arpey
Despite the painful changes we have had to make, we continue to believe in the St. Louis market. And we are hoping to add flights, in a careful way, as the economics of our business improve and the demands of the traveling public in St. Louis become clear.
2
Daniel Boulud
I am very concerned about nutrition and always try to be careful about what I eat.
3
David Brenner
We're careful not to saturate people.
4
Carla Bruni
But I'm very careful with opinions because I never know what the truth is. When I read what the press says about me, I don't really believe what it says about other people.
5
Frederick Buechner
You can't be too careful what you tell a child because you never know what he'll take hold of and spend the rest of his life remembering you by.
6
Emily Carr
Be careful that you do not write or paint anything that is not your own, that you don't know in your own soul.
7
Pat Conroy
I mark the reading of 'Look Homeward, Angel' as one of the pivotal events of my life. It starts off with the single greatest, knock-your-socks-off first page I have ever come across in my careful reading of world literature.
8
Anderson Cooper
The world reacts very strangely to people they see on TV, and I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you're not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you're special and begin to expect it. For a reporter, that's the kiss of death.
9
Paula Danziger
I try to be careful because technology changes so much over the years. But some things don't change. Kids and parents have disagreements, kids try to manipulate, parents try to sit down with rules and regs. That part never changes.
10
Taylor Dayne
I have to be very careful about diet and exercise.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAREFUL»

Discover the use of careful in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to careful and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
B-More Careful: A Novel
Fatherless and with an addict mother, Netta, the leader of the Pussy Pound, relies on her body and her wiles to survive the harsh streets of Baltimore, but finds there is more to life after her heartbroken lover Black swears revenge on her.
Shannon Holmes, 2001
2
The Careful Writer
A handbook of alphabetized entries which provide answers to questions of use, meaning, grammar, punctuation, precision, logical structure, and color.
Theodore M. Bernstein, 1995
3
Be Careful Who You Love: Inside the Michael Jackson Case
Chronicles the music superstar's battles against child molestation charges from 1993 to 2005, in an account that examines the complicated aspects of the case and provides insight into Jackson's self-transformation and the events at the ...
Diane Dimond, 2009
4
Be Careful What You Wish For
Klutzy Samantha Byrd, the laughingstock of the girls' basketball team, is determined to pay back mean Judith Bellwood for making fun of her on the court, but she never expects her revenge to get out of hand.
R. L. Stine, 2009
5
Be Careful and Stay Safe
Without scaring kids (or alarming adults), this book teaches little ones how to avoid potentially dangerous situations, ask for help, follow directions, use things carefully, and plan ahead.
Cheri J. Meiners, 2006
6
Henry and Mudge and the Careful Cousin
At first Henry's very neat cousin doesn't like the cookies from under his bed or Mudge's slobbery kisses, but when they all play frisbee, she begins to enjoy her visit.
Cynthia Rylant, 1994
7
Be Careful What You Wish For
While Harry and Emma race to discover the fate of their son after a terrible car accident, Don Pedro Martinez plots to install a puppet chairman at the Barrington Shipping Company and Jessica's nuptials are sabotaged by a poisonous friend. ...
Jeffrey Archer, 2014
8
A Careful Longing: The Poetics and Problems of Nostalgia
This book examines the emergence of a new genre during the eighteenth century: the nostalgia poem.
Aaron Santesso, 2006
9
The Careful Crocodile
In the days of the dinosaurs lived a mother crocodile that had laid 40 eggs in a nest.
Beverley Randell, 1997
10
Bee Careful!: My Big Kid Safety Manual
This is a prevention book that was designed to be child friendly. This rhyming picture book, in a fun way, will help your young explorer think before an action is taken.
Pamela L. R. Russell, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAREFUL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term careful is used in the context of the following news items.
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CRAWFORD | How careful should athletes be in real-life activitie …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — What, these guys aren't supposed to have lives? Rory McIlroy is supposed to sit around and watch his friends ... «WDRB, Jul 15»
2
Be careful of bad company! - Shaw urges school leavers to shun …
"Mind bad company, chart your course, and know where you're going," was the advice North East Manchester Member of Parliament Audley ... «Jamaica Gleaner, Jul 15»
3
Jennifer Lopez -- Now Casper, Honey ... Be Careful On Your New Toy
0706-casper-jlo-splash Jennifer Lopez had to keep a watchful eye on her kids ... sorry ... her boyfriend while he tooled around town on his cool ... «TMZ.com, Jul 15»
4
Andy Murray reveals he is always careful to wear ankle protection …
Andy Murray has revealed he wears ankle braces when he plays football on the day that Rory McIIroy suffered a freak injury in a five-a-side ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
5
It is time for the women to be careful while pregnancy if she has …
The present studies reveal that the probability of death at the time of delivery is much higher for the women having epilepsy than the others. «The Market Business, Jul 15»
6
Brands: Be careful not to exclude individuals when being 'inclusive …
Brands: Be careful not to exclude individuals when being 'inclusive' says Bloomberg recruiter. Ad:Tech ASEAN The head of recruiting at ... «Mumbrella Asia, Jul 15»
7
India careful to forge closer ties with Israel
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Israel later this year, the first Indian prime minister to do so. His close ties with Israel go back to ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
8
Man Charged In Law Firm Explosions
And they're warning lawyers and other justice officials who have dealt with him to be careful. Guido Amsel is charged with two counts of ... «CJOB, Jul 15»
9
Ladies, be careful when you throw away the sanitary napkin
Recyclable sanitary napkins being made at a processing unit in Delhi. Most sanitary napkins available in the market are non-biodegradable ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
10
UHP: Beefed up patrols, careful drivers yield zero holiday weekend …
The Utah Highway Patrol responded to no fatal crashes on the state's highways and interstates over the Fourth of July weekend, a credit both to ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Careful [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/careful>. Dec 2019 ».
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