showing consideration for others; considerate.
characterized by or manifesting careful thought: a thoughtful essay.
occupied with or given to thought; contemplative; meditative; reflective: in a thoughtful mood.
careful, heedful, or mindful: to be thoughtful of one's safety.

1150–1200; Middle English; see thought1, -ful

thoughtfully, adverb
thoughtfulness, noun
overthoughtful, adjective
overthoughtfully, adverb
overthoughtfulness, noun
unthoughtful, adjective
unthoughtfully, adverb
unthoughtfulness, noun

1. attentive, solicitous. Thoughtful, considerate mean taking thought for the comfort and the good of others. Thoughtful implies providing little attentions, offering services, or in some way looking out for the comfort or welfare of others: It was thoughtful of you to send the flowers. Considerate implies sparing others annoyance or discomfort, and being careful not to hurt their feelings: not considerate of his family. Unabridged
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thoughtful (ˈθɔːtfʊl)
1.  considerate in the treatment of other people
2.  showing careful thought
3.  pensive; reflective

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Word Origin & History

c.1200, "contemplative," from thought + -ful. Also in M.E., "prudent; moody, anxious." Meaning "showing consideration for others" is from 1851. (Cf. thoughtless.)
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Example sentences
Two sets of windows add balanced daylight, and thoughtfully placed downlights
  accent the room at night.
Cozy furnishings and thoughtfully selected accessories make an outdoor space as
  inviting as an indoor room.
Thank you for a thoughtfully reasoned and carefully stated presentation.
They should be positions that one can thoughtfully support with evidence
  appropriate to the subject matter.
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