(kr"fl), a. [AS. cearful.] 1. Full of care; anxious; solicitous. [Archaic]
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Be careful [Rev. Ver. "anxious"] for nothing.
Phil. iv. 6.
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The careful plowman doubting stands.
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2. Filling with care or solicitude; exposing to concern, anxiety, or trouble; painful.
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The careful cold beginneth for to creep.
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By Him that raised me to this careful height.
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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 right.
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Thou hast been careful for us with all this care.
2. Kings iv, 13.
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What could a careful father more have done?

Syn. -- Anxious; solicitous; provident; thoughtful; cautious; circumspect; heedful; watchful; vigilant.
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