Full of care or grief; sorrowful, sad. (adjective)
Full of cares or anxiety; worried, troubled. (adjective)
Having care (for); attentive to potential danger, error or harm; cautious. (adjective)
Conscientious and painstaking; meticulous. (adjective)
Examples of word careful
"I am not careful [perhaps this should be _careful not_] to notice
He takes one of these plates and gives it a careful scouring with rotten-stone and alcohol or any other liquid preferred for this part of the operation -- that is, he gives it what he terms a careful scouring -- very gently indeed because, from the frequent trials he is in the habit of making in the camera, he fears he will rub the silver entirely away before he succeeds in obtaining a good impression.
Her thin careful hands demonstrated the various types of coffee she would make fresh for us and also purred over the strengths she had available.
This swelling inertia for change that isn't rooted in careful economic study.
The room is lit only by a circle of red-jarred candles placed in careful order in a circle around an antique ebony table.