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Attentive vs. Careful

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Attentiveadjective

Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

‘She is an attentive listener, but does not like to talk much.’;

Carefuladjective

Taking care; attentive to potential danger, error or harm; cautious.

‘He was a slow and careful driver.’;

Attentiveadjective

Courteous; mindful.

‘a husband attentive to his wife's needs’;

Carefuladjective

Conscientious and painstaking; meticulous.

‘They made a careful search of the crime scene.’;

Attentiveadjective

Heedful; intent; observant; regarding with care or attention.

Carefuladjective

(obsolete) Full of care or grief; sorrowful, sad.

Attentiveadjective

Heedful of the comfort of others; courteous.

Carefuladjective

(obsolete) Full of cares or anxiety; worried, troubled.

Attentiveadjective

(often followed by `to') giving care or attention;

‘attentive to details’; ‘the nurse was attentive to her patient’; ‘an attentive suitor’;

Carefuladjective

Full of care; anxious; solicitous.

‘Be careful [Rev. Ver. "anxious"] for nothing.’; ‘The careful plowman doubting stands.’;

Attentiveadjective

taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention;

‘heedful of the warnings’; ‘so heedful a writer’; ‘heedful of what they were doing’;

Carefuladjective

Filling with care or solicitude; exposing to concern, anxiety, or trouble; painful.

‘The careful cold beginneth for to creep.’; ‘By Him that raised me to this careful height.’;

Attentiveadjective

paying close attention to something

‘ministers should be more attentive to the interests of taxpayers’; ‘never before had she had such an attentive audience’;

Carefuladjective

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.’; ‘What could a careful father more have done?’;

Attentiveadjective

assiduously attending to the comfort or wishes of others; very polite or courteous

‘the hotel has a pleasant atmosphere and attentive service’;

Carefuladjective

exercising caution or showing care or attention;

‘they were careful when crossing the busy street’; ‘be careful to keep her shoes clean’; ‘did very careful research’; ‘careful art restorers’; ‘careful of the rights of others’; ‘careful about one's behavior’;

Carefuladjective

cautiously attentive;

‘careful of her feelings’; ‘heedful of his father's advice’;

Carefuladjective

with care and dignity;

‘walking at the same measured pace’; ‘with all deliberate speed’;

Carefuladjective

full of cares or anxiety;

‘Thou art careful and troubled about many things’;

Carefuladjective

mindful of the future in spending money;

‘careful with money’;

Carefuladjective

making sure of avoiding potential danger, mishap, or harm; cautious

‘be careful not to lose her address’; ‘I begged him to be more careful’;

Carefuladjective

anxious to protect (something) from harm or loss; solicitous

‘he was very careful of his reputation’;

Carefuladjective

prudent in the use of something, especially money

‘his mother had always been careful with money’;

Carefuladjective

done with or showing thought and attention

‘a careful consideration of the facts’;

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