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thoughtfuladjective

uk   /ˈθɔːt.fəl/  us   /ˈθɑːt-/
B2 carefully considering things: He has a thoughtful approach to his work.C2 quiet because you are thinking about something: You look thoughtful. kind and always thinking about how you can help other people: Thank you for phoning when I was ill - it was very thoughtful of you. She's a very thoughtful person.
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thoughtfully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
He gazed thoughtfully into the distance. There were sandwiches, thoughtfully provided by his wife.
thoughtfulness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
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