part of speech: adjective

definition 1: taking care in one’s actions; cautious.

  • He is a careful driver.

synonyms: attentive, cautious

antonyms: careless, thoughtless

definition 2: done with care and effort.

  • He did a careful job trimming the bushes.

synonyms: conscientious, meticulous

antonyms: careless, sloppy, slovenly

derivations: carefully (adv.), carefulness (n.)