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thoughtfuladjective

 us   /ˈθɔt·fəl/
tending to think seriously about things: You’re looking very thoughtful – what’s on your mind?
Thoughtful also means showing care and consideration in how you treat other people: "Oh, how thoughtful of you," Dina said, opening the gift.
(Definition of thoughtful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"thoughtful" in British English

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thoughtfuladjective

uk   /ˈθɔːt.fəl/  us   /ˈθɑːt.fəl/
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 calling when I was ill - it was very thoughtful of you. She's a very thoughtful person.
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thoughtfully
adverb uk   /ˈθɔːt.fəl.i/  us   /ˈθɑːt.fəl.i/
He gazed thoughtfully into the distance. There were sandwiches, thoughtfully provided by his wife.
thoughtfulness
noun [U] uk   /ˈθɔːt.fəl.nəs/  us   /ˈθɑːt.fəl.nəs/
(Definition of thoughtful from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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