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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thoughtfulness mean? 

  The noun THOUGHTFULNESS has 4 senses:

1. a calm lengthy intent consideration
2. kind and considerate regard for others
3. the trait of thinking carefully before acting
4. a considerate and thoughtful act

  Familiarity information: THOUGHTFULNESS used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1thoughtfulness [BACK TO TOP]


A calm lengthy intent consideration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


rumination; reflection; musing; thoughtfulness; contemplation; reflexion

Hypernyms ("thoughtfulness" is a kind of...):

consideration (the process of giving careful thought to something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "thoughtfulness"):

cogitation; study (attentive consideration and meditation)

meditation; speculation (continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature)

meditation ((religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects))

introspection; self-contemplation; self-examination (the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct)

omphaloskepsis (contemplation of one's navel)

retrospect (contemplation of things past)

Sense 2thoughtfulness [BACK TO TOP]


Kind and considerate regard for others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


considerateness; thoughtfulness; consideration

Context example:

he showed no consideration for her feelings

Hypernyms ("thoughtfulness" is a kind of...):

kindness (the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "thoughtfulness"):

tact; tactfulness (consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offence)

attentiveness (the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others)


thoughtlessness (the quality of failing to be considerate of others)

Sense 3thoughtfulness [BACK TO TOP]


The trait of thinking carefully before acting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("thoughtfulness" is a kind of...):

trait (a distinguishing feature of your personal nature)


thoughtful (exhibiting or characterized by careful thought)

thoughtless (showing lack of careful thought)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "thoughtfulness"):

contemplativeness; meditativeness; pensiveness (deep serious thoughtfulness)

introspectiveness (thoughtfulness about your own situation and feelings)

deliberateness; deliberation (the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision)

reflectiveness; reflectivity (the capability of quiet thought or contemplation)

Holonyms ("thoughtfulness" is a part of...):

character; fiber; fibre (the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions)


unthoughtfulness (the trait of not thinking carefully before acting)

Sense 4thoughtfulness [BACK TO TOP]


A considerate and thoughtful act

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


thoughtfulness; consideration

Hypernyms ("thoughtfulness" is a kind of...):

benignity; kindness (a kind act)

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