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care·ful

careful

 
 
pronunciation:
ker fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: taking care in one's actions; cautious.
He is a careful driver.
synonyms:
attentive, cautious
antonyms:
careless, thoughtless
similar words:
alert, close, on guard, prudent, safe, vigilant, wary, watchful
definition 2: done with care and effort.
He did a careful job trimming the bushes.
synonyms:
conscientious, meticulous
antonyms:
careless, sloppy, slovenly
similar words:
accurate, detailed, exact, fine, particular, precise
derivations: carefully (adv.), carefulness (n.)
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The word careful contains the following part:
-ful1 Old English adjective-forming suffix that means full of
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The suffix -ful1 attaches to native English nouns to form adjectives.