Careful synonyms

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Full of caution; careful to avoid danger; circumspect; wary
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On the alert, as for danger or error; watchful.
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Arousing or likely to arouse suspicion in others
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Made, done, or situated so as to attract little notice:
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Characterized by vigilance
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Insisting capriciously on getting just what one wants; difficult to please; fastidious:
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Mentally responsive and perceptive; quick.
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Circumspect is defined as cautious and unwilling to take risks.
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The definition of considerate is being aware of and respecting other people's feelings.
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The definition of scrupulous is someone who is detailed and precise, or someone who is aware of the right thing to do.
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Showing great attention or concern to another:
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Interested and involved:
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Possessing, exercising, or demonstrating great care and consideration for the future; foresightly.
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Careful or wise in handling practical matters; exercising good judgment or common sense:
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Manifesting, exercising, or favoring rigour; allowing no abatement or mitigation; scrupulously accurate; exact; strict; severe; relentless; as, a rigorous officer of justice; a rigorous execution of law; a rigorous definition or demonstration.
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The definition of fussy is a person demanding attention, complaining a lot or worrying about nothing.
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Formal; precise; affectedly neat or nice
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Requiring great care, effort, or attention:
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Straightforward and serious; not exaggerated, emotional, or silly:
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Diligent; persevering
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Excessively scrupulous or sensitive, as in taste, propriety, or neatness:
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Able to make or see fine distinctions; discerning
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Not likely to err; skillful, competent, etc.
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Strictly distinguished from others; very:
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Characterized by, requiring, or capable of accuracy of detail; very accurate; methodical; correct
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(Fencing) The starting position of a fencing bout; en garde.
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Thorough, careful, or vigilant; implies a desire to do a task well.
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Having practical wisdom; prudent; shrewd; diplomatic
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Paying attention; observant
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Shrewd or cunning, esp. in a selfish way; scheming
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Showing attention; heedful.
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Attentive; heedful:
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(Brit., Dial.) Good; nice; fine
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Not stopping to think; careless
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Unhurried and careful:
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Careful in spending or using; frugal
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The definition of punctilious describes someone that is careful with all the details of behavior.
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Conscientiously exact; careful; scrupulous
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The definition of stealthy is a person or thing that is quiet and secretive.
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Perceptive or alert
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Not taking chances; careful; cautious
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(Archaic) Capable of understanding and quick to apprehend.
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Having, applying, or showing sound judgment; wise and careful
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On one's guard; wary; suspicious
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(Informal) Overly fastidious or exacting; fussy
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Not taking heed; careless; unmindful
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Done or made without enough attention, precision, etc.; not painstaking or thorough
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In exact or careful conformity to truth; the result of care or pains; free from failure, error, or defect; exact; as, an accurate calculator; an accurate measure; accurate expression, knowledge, etc.
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Of economics; economic
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Showing or characterized by thought; serious
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Of or having to do with analytical chemistry
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Uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter; worried.
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Selected with care; well-chosen:
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The definition of diligent is hard working and done with painstaking effort.
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Practicing discrimination, or showing prejudice
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Excellent or outstanding, especially by exhibiting or appealing to refined taste:
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Finicky.
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(Dated) Ginger.
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Too critical; too severe in judgment; hard to please
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Relating to two or more persons or things regarded individually; particular:
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Free from danger or injury; undamaged or unhurt:
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Working hard and steadily; diligent
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That is completely (the thing specified); out-and-out; absolute
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Traditional or restrained in style:
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The definition of guarded is being cautious or nervous about something or what is going to happen, or is not openly jumping into something.
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Not committing one to any point of view or course of action; not revealing one's position or purpose
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Having self-discipline, be in control of one's self and one's actions.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of colors, such as blue and green, that produce the impression of coolness.
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The definition of calm is someone or something who is peaceful and free from stress or worries.
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Planning prudently for the future; foresighted:
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The definition of frugal is not spending a lot of money and not being wasteful.
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Thriving by industry and frugality; prosperous in the acquisition of worldly goods; increasing in wealth; as, a thrifty farmer or mechanic.
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Very careful in choosing; highly selective.
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The definition of tactful is someone or something that shows a regard for other people's feelings.
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The state of being careful.
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Careful forethought to avoid danger or harm.
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The quality of being fastidious
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(Rare) Meticulousness; the state or quality of being meticulous.
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Something particular
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A female given name, one of the Puritan virtue names.
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The act or state of being punctilious; strict attention to detail.
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The property of being scrupulous.
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(Uncountable) The property of being scrupulous.
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A feeling of excessive concern.
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Not cautious; rash.
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Not scrupulous; not restrained by ideas of right and wrong; unprincipled
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Indifferent and having no interest; aloof.
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Exhibiting a lack of attention; not attentive.
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Extremely or excessively careful about details; scrupulous or finicky
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Wary is defined as watchful or cautious.
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Looking ahead to, or making provision for, the future; thrifty; prudent
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The definition of painstaking is requiring a lot of care, effort or hard work.
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Thorough and painstaking in action or execution; conscientious:
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Calculated, restrained, and deliberate; careful and guarded
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Excessively conscientious.
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Of, belonging to, or associated with a specific person, group, thing, or category; not general or universal:
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Having the mind and will focused on a specific purpose:
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Of or pertaining to particularism.
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Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for academic knowledge and formal rules:
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(of a person) Acting at the appointed time
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Fearful and hesitant:
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Synonym Study

  • Wary implies a cautiousness that is prompted by suspicion
  • Discreet implies the exercise of discernment and judgment in the guidance of one's speech and action and suggests careful restraint
  • Prudent implies the exercise of both caution and circumspection, suggesting careful management in economic and practical matters
  • Cautious implies a careful guarding against possible dangers or risks
  • Circumspect implies a careful consideration of all circumstances to avoid error or unfavorable consequences
  • Scrupulous implies a conscientious adherence to what is considered right, true, accurate, or proper in every detail
  • Meticulous implies extreme, sometimes finicky, carefulness about details
  • Careful implies close attention to or great concern for whatever is one's work or responsibility, and usually connotes thoroughness, a guarding against error or injury, etc.
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