Careful

Definition of Careful

Care´ful   Pronunciation: kâr´f
a.1.Full of care; anxious; solicitous.
Be careful [Rev. Ver. "anxious"] for nothing.
- Phil. iv. 6.
The careful plowman doubting stands.
- Milton.
2.Filling with care or solicitude; exposing to concern, anxiety, or trouble; painful.
The careful cold beginneth for to creep.
- Spenser.
By Him that raised me to this careful height.
- Shak.
3.Taking care; giving good heed; watchful; cautious; provident; not indifferent, heedless, or reckless; - often followed by of, for, or the infinitive; as, careful of money; careful to do right.
Thou hast been careful for us with all this care.
- 2. Kings iv, 13.
What could a careful father more have done?
- Dryden.

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