- full of anxiety or care; troubled.
- causing or attended with anxiety: a careful day.
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Examples from the Web for careful
He had talked to her earlier in the day, him saying, “Baby, be careful.”'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Would he have been careful enough to destroy the odd pieces of jute you've left so messily about?Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So what I always tell the kids is to be careful about signing to a label and always protect your copyright.Wyclef Jean Talks Lauryn Hill, the Yele Haiti Controversy, and Chris Christie|Marlow Stern|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The papers suggest that Hayden was careful not to leave any DNA-laden material.
Greetings were courteous and warm, requests were focused, translations were careful.
Their entire success depends upon the careful measurement of ingredients, the mixing and the baking.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book|Mary A. Wilson
Be careful; make sure she is quite deserted, and straightway examine her hold.The Quest of the 'Golden Hope'|Percy F. Westerman
"Then I'd advise you to be careful," said Kittie, taking a hurried peep into the oven.Six Girls|Fannie Belle Irving
But a careful reading of these interesting volumes leaves us in no doubt of the cause of this loneliness.Some Diversions of a Man of Letters|Edmund William Gosse
While ever careful to refrain from wronging others, we must be no less insistent that we are not wronged ourselves.The Art of Public Speaking|Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein