always thinking of the things you can do to make people happy or comfortable [≠ thoughtless]:
Paul is very thoughtful.
it is thoughtful of somebody to do something
It was really thoughtful of you to remember my birthday.
well planned and carefully thought about:
a thoughtful analysis
—thoughtfulness noun [uncountable]WORD FOCUS: kind
similar words: nice, considerate, thoughtful, sympathetic, benevolent, compassionate, gentle
➔ See also kind