Definition of 'careful'
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But he has to be a little more careful about how he reacts. The Sun (2016)Exactly what form this should take needs careful consideration. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All kinds of people are keen to share secrets with you - this needs careful handling. The Sun (2016)Some areas will need careful thought ; tax is a case in point. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If we are not careful we'll make the game worse not better. The Sun (2017)I'm careful to avoid that feeling now. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Any hair transplant is a serious procedure and requires careful thought and consideration, especially taking into account the fact that it offers permanent results. The Sun (2016)One warns:'They have to be a bit careful about how they handle these figures. The Sun (2017)We must be careful about the rhetoric and the reality. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Your success can stir jealousy and this needs careful handling. The Sun (2006)Your clubs are expensive items and need careful care and attention. Winning Golf for Women (1993)The doctors have got to be careful not to damage the eyesight. The Sun (2008)Tree planting in a public park requires careful thought. The Education of a Gardener (1994)Judges already give careful guidance to juries when relying on memory. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The impact on employers needs careful examination. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The police need to be careful who they are arresting. The Sun (2011)Very careful consideration is taken by our members when doing their job in administering the law. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Then you can pick the best one and add the careful planning to make it work. The Sun (2012)You also know who you can rely on and who will need careful handling. The Sun (2008)They must also be careful to avoid the risk of contamination. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In most cases a careful attention to diet will lead to a reduction in weight. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)The surroundings of a pool need careful thought. The Education of a Gardener (1994)Common sense tells you her claims need careful examination. The Sun (2012)The flesh is fragile and needs careful cooking. Food Watch (1994)While some will regain their composure swiftly, certain individuals will require both patience and careful guidance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'careful'
British English: careful /ˈkɛəfʊl/ ADJECTIVE
If you are careful, you pay attention to what you are doing in order to avoid damage or mistakes.
Be very careful with this stuff: it can be dangerous.
- American English: careful
- Arabic: مُحْتَرِس
- Brazilian Portuguese: cuidadoso
- Chinese: 小心的
- Croatian: pažljiv
- Czech: opatrný
- Danish: forsigtig
- Dutch: voorzichtig
- European Spanish: cuidadoso
- Finnish: varovainen
- French: soigneux
- German: vorsichtig
- Greek: προσεκτικός
- Italian: attento
- Japanese: 注意深い
- Korean: 조심스러운
- Norwegian: forsiktig
- Polish: ostrożny
- European Portuguese: cuidadoso
- Romanian: atent
- Russian: осторожный
- Spanish: cuidadoso
- Swedish: försiktig
- Thai: ระมัดระวัง
- Turkish: dikkatli
- Ukrainian: обережний
- Vietnamese: cẩn thận
Definition of careful from the Collins English Dictionary
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