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Careful


CAREFUL, adjective [See Care.]

1. Full of care; anxious; solicitous.

Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things. Luke 10:41.

2. Provident; attentive to support and protect; with of or for.

Thou hast been careful for us with all care. 2 Kings 4:13.

What could a careful father more have done. Dryden.

In present usage careful is generally followed by of; as, careful of health.

3. Watchful; cautious; giving good heed; as, be careful to maintain good works; be careful of your conversation.

4. Filling with care or solicitude; exposing to concern, anxiety or trouble; full of cares.

Raised to a careful height.