Care"ful (kâr"f&usdot;l), a.
[AS. cearful.] 1. Full of care;
anxious; solicitous. [Archaic]
Be careful [Rev. Ver. "anxious"] for
Phil. iv. 6.
The careful plowman doubting stands.
2. Filling with care or solicitude;
exposing to concern, anxiety, or trouble; painful.
The careful cold beginneth for to
By Him that raised me to this careful
3. Taking care; giving good heed;
watchful; cautious; provident; not indifferent, heedless, or
reckless; -- often followed by of, for, or the
infinitive; as, careful of money; careful to do
Thou hast been careful for us with all this
2. Kings iv, 13.
What could a careful father more have
Syn. -- Anxious; solicitous; provident; thoughtful;
cautious; circumspect; heedful; watchful; vigilant.