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Thoughtful synonyms

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That thinks or can think; rational
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  1. That thinks or can think; rational
  2. Given to thought; reflective
  3. Characterized by thought or thoughtfulness; rational:
Meditating or inclined to meditate
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  1. Meditating or inclined to meditate
  2. Of or pertaining to meditation.
  3. Characterized by or given to meditation.
Preoccupied with something to the exclusion of everything else.
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  1. Preoccupied with something to the exclusion of everything else.
  2. (Of a document) Finalized, written in large letters.
Something that has been absorbed, taken in, engulfed, imbibed, or assimilated. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
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  1. Something that has been absorbed, taken in, engulfed, imbibed, or assimilated. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
  2. Taken in, sucked up, assimilated, etc.
  3. Greatly interested; wholly occupied
Thinking deeply or seriously, often of sad or melancholy things
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  1. Thinking deeply or seriously, often of sad or melancholy things
  2. Engaged in deep and serious thought.
Arrived at after careful thought; thought out
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  1. Arrived at after careful thought; thought out
  2. Highly regarded; respected
  3. Reached after or carried out with careful thought; deliberate:
Experienced, especially in terms of a profession or a hobby
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  1. Practiced; self-conscious; careful.
  2. Resulting from deliberation and careful thought:
  3. Prepared or planned by careful study
Of or pertaining to philosophy.
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Of or inclined to contemplation; thoughtful; meditative
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  1. Of or inclined to contemplation; thoughtful; meditative
  2. Disposed to or characterized by contemplation.
Giving or evincing careful regard; heedful:
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  1. Giving or evincing careful regard; heedful:
  2. Marked by steady attention and effort; assiduous:
  3. Given to diligent study:
Of or relating to cogitation.
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  1. Of or relating to cogitation.
  2. Tending to cogitate; thoughtful; meditative
  3. Of, pertaining to, inclined to or capable of cogitation
Causing rumination or prone to it; thoughtful.
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Given to, characterized by, or based upon speculation or conjecture:
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  1. Given to, characterized by, or based upon speculation or conjecture:
  2. Of, characterized by, or having the nature of, speculation or meditation, conjecture, etc.
  3. Engaging in, given to, or involving financial speculation:
Assembled or organized for deliberation or debate:
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  1. Assembled or organized for deliberation or debate:
  2. Characterized by or resulting from deliberation
  3. Characterized by or for use in deliberation or debate.
Something which reflects, or redirects back to the source.
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  1. Something which reflects, or redirects back to the source.
  2. Of, relating to, produced by, or resulting from reflection.
  3. Characterized by or given to serious thinking or contemplation; thoughtful.
Alternative spelling of clearheaded.
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Alternative spelling of level-headed.
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  1. Alternative spelling of level-headed.
  2. (Idiomatic) Sensible; rational; possessing sound judgment.
Eager; enthusiastic; much interested
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  1. Eager; enthusiastic; much interested
  2. Having a sharp edge or point; that can cut well
  3. Strongly felt or perceived; intense; strong
Prompted by wisdom; judicious; sound
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  1. Prompted by wisdom; judicious; sound
  2. Shrewd; crafty:
  3. Provided with information; informed. Often used with to :
Nicely or exactly balanced, adjusted, or regulated
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  1. Nicely or exactly balanced, adjusted, or regulated
  2. Mentally or emotionally stable; well-adjusted:
  3. Engaging in varied activities or having varied interests:
Alternative form of farsighted.
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(Mathematics) Capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers.
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  1. (Mathematics) Capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers.
  2. Showing reason; not foolish or silly; sensible
  3. Able to reason; reasoning; in possession of one's reason or sanity
Capable of performing calculations:
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  1. Capable of performing calculations:
  2. Shrewd; crafty:
  3. (Especially of a person) Which serves one's own interests in an unemotional, analytical manner.
Having or showing good judgment or understanding; astute
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  1. Having or showing good judgment or understanding; astute
Keenly perceptive or understanding; acute:
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  1. Keenly perceptive or understanding; acute:
  2. Sharp; piercing
  3. Able or seeming to penetrate:
(Archaic) Sagacious in promoting a policy; ingenious in devising and advancing a system of management; devoted to a scheme or system rather than to a principle; hence, in a good sense, wise; prudent; sagacious
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  1. (Archaic) Sagacious in promoting a policy; ingenious in devising and advancing a system of management; devoted to a scheme or system rather than to a principle; hence, in a good sense, wise; prudent; sagacious
  2. (Archaic) Relating to, or promoting, a policy, especially a national policy; well-devised; adapted to its end, whether right or wrong; said of things.
  3. Showing sound or pragmatic judgment; prudent; judicious:
Disposed to or marked by artful and cunning practices; tricky.
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  1. Disposed to or marked by artful and cunning practices; tricky.
  2. Artful, cunning, wily, etc. in one's dealings with others
  3. Having or showing a clever awareness or resourcefulness, especially in practical matters.
Protective; solicitous:
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  1. Protective; solicitous:
  2. Attentive to potential danger, error, or harm; cautious:
  3. Accurately or thoroughly done or made; painstaking
Having appreciation or understanding; emotionally or intellectually aware
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  1. Having appreciation or understanding; emotionally or intellectually aware
  2. Acting with or exhibiting good judgment; reasonable:
  3. Easily perceived or noticed; marked; striking; appreciable
Looking or directed backward
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  1. Looking or directed backward
  2. Applying to or influencing the past; retroactive.
  3. Looking back on or directed to the past, past events, etc.
Guided by the intellect rather than by feelings
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  1. Guided by the intellect rather than by feelings
  2. Appealing to or engaging the intellect:
  3. Given to activities or pursuits that require exercise of the intellect.
Intelligent; smart.
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  1. Intelligent; smart.
  2. (Informal) Having a good mind; intelligent
  3. (Informal) Very intellectually capable.
Covered or surrounded to a designated degree. Often used in combination:
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  1. Covered or surrounded to a designated degree. Often used in combination:
  2. Far distant in time or space:
  3. Difficult to penetrate or understand; recondite:
Consciously thoughtful and observant (often of other people); caring
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  1. Consciously thoughtful and observant (often of other people); caring
  2. (Archaic) Characterized by careful thought; deliberate.
  3. Having or showing regard for the needs or feelings of others.
  1. Taking heed
  2. Paying close attention; mindful.
Refined; elegant:
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  1. Refined; elegant:
  2. Having or showing culture or good taste; polished; cultured; refined
  3. Marked by or showing consideration for others and observance of accepted social usage.
Characterized by gracious consideration toward others.
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  1. Characterized by gracious consideration toward others.
  2. Showing regard or thought for others; especially, displaying good manners or etiquette.
Showing great care; careful or meticulous:
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  1. Showing great care; careful or meticulous:
  2. Showing great attention or concern to another:
  3. Expressing care or concern for another:
Showing friendly feelings; ready to be a friend
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  1. Showing friendly feelings; ready to be a friend
  2. (--- Informal) Easy to understand or use for a specified agent. Often used in combination:
  3. Outgoing and pleasant in social relations:
Agreeable or beneficial:
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  1. Agreeable or beneficial:
  2. Sympathetic, friendly, gentle, tenderhearted, generous, etc.
  3. Gentle; tractable; easily governed.
Of a sympathetic, helpful, or benevolent nature:
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  1. Of a sympathetic, helpful, or benevolent nature:
  2. (--- Obsolete) Natural to its kind.
  3. Kind; gracious; benign
Generous or altruistic.
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  1. Generous or altruistic.
  2. Not selfish; selfless; generous; altruistic.
  3. Not selfish; putting the good of others above one's own interests; altruistic; generous
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  1. Showing concern.
  2. Interested and involved:
  3. Anxious; troubled:
Attended with, showing, or causing anxiety:
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  1. Attended with, showing, or causing anxiety:
  2. Eagerly wishing
  3. Uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter; worried.
Having or exhibiting the qualities of a friendly neighbor.
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  1. Having or exhibiting the qualities of a friendly neighbor.
  2. Like, characteristic of, or appropriate to neighbors; kind, friendly, sociable, etc.
Observant; heedful; mindful
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  1. Observant; heedful; mindful
  2. Showing attention; heedful.
  3. Showing regard; respectful or considerate
(--- Biology) Living together in organized groups or similar close aggregates:
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  1. (--- Biology) Living together in organized groups or similar close aggregates:
  2. Of, relating to, or occupied with matters affecting human welfare:
  3. Inclined to seek out or enjoy the company of others; sociable:
Ready to work with another person or in a team; ready to cooperate.
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  1. Ready to work with another person or in a team; ready to cooperate.
  2. Designating or of an organization (as for the production or marketing of goods), an apartment house, store, etc. owned by and operated for the benefit of members who use its facilities or services
  3. Done in cooperation with others:
Sensitive to, and readily reacting to, stimuli, changes, control mechanisms, etc.
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  1. Sensitive to, and readily reacting to, stimuli, changes, control mechanisms, etc.
  2. Containing or using responses:
  3. Susceptible to the feelings of others.
Attentive and well informed:
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  1. Attentive and well informed:
  2. Having knowledge or discernment of something:
  3. Conscious or having knowledge of something.
Registering slight differences or changes of condition. Used of an instrument.
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  1. Registering slight differences or changes of condition. Used of an instrument.
  2. Easily hurt, upset, or offended:
  3. Aware of or careful about the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others:
Not life-threatening or severe, and likely to respond to treatment, as a tumor that is not malignant.
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  1. Not life-threatening or severe, and likely to respond to treatment, as a tumor that is not malignant.
  2. Having little or no detrimental effect; harmless:
  3. Gentle or kind:
Showing, characterized by, or given to permissiveness or generosity with regard to others:
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  1. Showing, characterized by, or given to permissiveness or generosity with regard to others:
  2. Indulging or inclined to indulge; kind or lenient, often to excess
  3. Disposed or prone to indulge, humor, gratify, or give way to one's own or another's desires, etc., or to be compliant, lenient, or forbearing; showing or ready to show favor; favorable; indisposed to be severe or harsh, or to exercise necessary restraint: as, an indulgent parent; to be indulgent to servants.
Ready to do favors; helpful; courteous; accommodating
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  1. Ready to do favors; helpful; courteous; accommodating
  2. Happy and ready to do favours for others.
Thorough and painstaking in action or execution; conscientious:
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  1. Thorough and painstaking in action or execution; conscientious:
  2. Protective; solicitous:
  3. Accurately or thoroughly done or made; painstaking
Paying close attention; alert or observant:
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  1. Paying close attention; alert or observant:
  2. Showing care for the needs or desires of others; caring or courteous.
  3. Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely
Polite and attentive to women in a courtly way
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  1. Polite and attentive to women in a courtly way
  2. Having to do with love; amorous
  3. Nobly or selflessly resolute:
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  1. Involving chivalry
  2. (Of a man) honourable, especially to women.
  3. Having the qualities of gallantry and honor attributed to an ideal knight.
Having a purpose or character of a charity.
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  1. Having a purpose or character of a charity.
  2. Kind and forgiving in judging others; lenient
  3. Kind, generous.
Of or relating to cogitation.
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  1. Of or relating to cogitation.
  2. Tending to cogitate; thoughtful; meditative
  3. Of, pertaining to, inclined to or capable of cogitation
Disposed to or characterized by contemplation.
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  1. Disposed to or characterized by contemplation.
  2. Of or inclined to contemplation; thoughtful; meditative
Characterized by or resulting from deliberation
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  1. Characterized by or resulting from deliberation
  2. Assembled or organized for deliberation or debate:
  3. Characterized by or for use in deliberation or debate.
Indicating meditation
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  1. Indicating meditation
  2. Meditating or inclined to meditate
  3. Characterized by or given to meditation.
Engaged in deep and serious thought.
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  1. Engaged in deep and serious thought.
  2. Thinking deeply or seriously, often of sad or melancholy things
Thinking back on the past.
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  1. Thinking back on the past.
  2. Characterized by or given to serious thinking or contemplation; thoughtful.
  3. Something which reflects, or redirects back to the source.
Causing rumination or prone to it; thoughtful.
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Involving chance; risky:
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  1. Involving chance; risky:
  2. Of, characterized by, or having the nature of, speculation or meditation, conjecture, etc.
  3. Engaging in, given to, or involving financial speculation:
Given to thought; reflective
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  1. Given to thought; reflective
  2. That thinks or can think; rational
  3. Characterized by thought or thoughtfulness; rational:
Relating to or involving the brain or cerebrum.
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  1. Relating to or involving the brain or cerebrum.
  2. Appealing to or requiring the use of the intellect; intellectual rather than emotional:
  3. Of, appealing to, or conceived by the intellect rather than the emotions; intellectual
Requiring or involving the intellect
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  1. Requiring or involving the intellect
  2. Rational rather than emotional:
  3. Appealing to or engaging the intellect:
Having or showing much worldly knowledge or cultural refinement:
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  1. Having or showing much worldly knowledge or cultural refinement:
  2. Very complex or complicated:
  3. Suitable for or appealing to the tastes of sophisticates:
Of or for a highbrow
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  1. Of or for a highbrow
  2. (US, colloquial) Intellectually stimulating, highly cultured.
  3. Of, relating to, or being highly cultured or intellectual:
Considerate, courteous, devoted, etc.
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  1. Considerate, courteous, devoted, etc.
  2. Showing care for the needs or desires of others; caring or courteous.
  3. Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely
Consciously thoughtful and observant (often of other people); caring
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  1. Consciously thoughtful and observant (often of other people); caring
  2. Having or showing regard for the needs or feelings of others.
  3. Characterised by careful and conscious thought; deliberate
Polite and gracious; considerate toward others; well-mannered
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  1. Polite and gracious; considerate toward others; well-mannered
  2. Showing regard or thought for others; especially, displaying good manners or etiquette.
Nobly or selflessly resolute:
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  1. Nobly or selflessly resolute:
  2. Smartly or boldly stylish; dashing:
  3. Having to do with love; amorous
Refined; elegant:
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  1. Refined; elegant:
  2. Marked by or showing consideration for others and observance of accepted social usage.
  3. Having or showing culture or good taste; polished; cultured; refined
(Archaic) Full of desire; eager:
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  1. (Archaic) Full of desire; eager:
  2. Expressing care or concern for another:
  3. Showing great attention or concern to another:

Synonym Study

  • Attentive implies a constant thoughtfulness as shown by repeated acts of consideration, courtesy, or devotion an attentive suitor
  • Considerate implies a thoughtful or sympathetic regard for the feelings or circumstances of others, as in sparing them pain, distress, or discomfort considerate enough to extend the time for payment
  • Thoughtful , as compared here, implies the showing of thought for the comfort or well-being of others, as by anticipating their needs or wishes it was thoughtful of you to call
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