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THOUGHTFULNESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thoughtfulness mean? 

THOUGHTFULNESS (noun)
  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 


THOUGHTFULNESS (noun)


Sense 1thoughtfulness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A calm lengthy intent consideration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

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]

Meaning:

Kind and considerate regard for others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

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)

Antonym:

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


Sense 3thoughtfulness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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)

Attribute:

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)

Antonym:

unthoughtfulness (the trait of not thinking carefully before acting)


Sense 4thoughtfulness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A considerate and thoughtful act

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

thoughtfulness; consideration

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

benignity; kindness (a kind act)


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