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
But what the booklet loses in spirit, it gains in thoughtfulness.
She cannot say enough for the kind thoughtfulness of her husband.
It will also cheer her up as you will have shown your thoughtfulness when you
  really don't have to and given her a little humor.
Most likely to give a particular action the air of thoughtfulness even though
  only immediate returns are being considered.
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