CAREFUL, a. See Care.
1. Full of care; anxious; solicitous.
Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things. Luke 10.
2. Provident; attentive to support and protect; with of or for.
Thou hast been careful for us with all care. 2 Kings 4.
What could a careful father more have done. Dryden.
In present usage careful is generally followed by of; as, careful of health.
3. Watchful; cautious; giving good heed; as, be careful to maintain good works; be careful of your conversation.
4. Filling with care or solicitude; exposing to concern, anxiety or trouble; full of cares.
Raised to a careful height.