Pronunciation: (thôt'ful), [key]
1. showing consideration for others; considerate.
2. characterized by or manifesting careful thought: a thoughtful essay.
3. occupied with or given to thought; contemplative; meditative; reflective: in a thoughtful mood.
4. careful, heedful, or mindful: to be thoughtful of one's safety.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.