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1    attentive, caring, considerate, helpful, kind, kindly, solicitous, unselfish  
2    astute, canny, careful, cautious, circumspect, deliberate, discreet, heedful, mindful, prudent, wary, well-thought-out  
3    contemplative, deliberative, in a brown study, introspective, lost in thought, meditative, musing, pensive, rapt, reflective, ruminative, serious, studious, thinking, wistful  
1    cold-hearted, impolite, inconsiderate, insensitive, neglectful, selfish, uncaring  
2    flippant, heedless, irresponsible, rash, thoughtless, unthinking  
3    extrovert, shallow, superficial  
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  


1       adj   If you are thoughtful, you are quiet and serious because you are thinking about something.   (=pensive)  
Nancy, who had been thoughtful for some time, suddenly spoke...     
  thoughtfully      adv   ADV with v  
Daniel nodded thoughtfully.     
2       adj   If you describe someone as thoughtful, you approve of them because they remember what other people want, need, or feel, and try not to upset them.  
oft ADJ of n     (approval)    (=considerate)     (Antonym: thoughtless)    ...a thoughtful and caring man..., Thank you. That's very thoughtful of you...     
  thoughtfully      adv   ADV with v  
...the bottle of wine he had thoughtfully purchased for the celebrations.     
  thoughtfulness      n-uncount  
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness.     
3       adj   If you describe something such as a book, film, or speech as thoughtful, you mean that it is serious and well thought out.  
...a thoughtful and scholarly book.     
  thoughtfully      adv   ADV with v  
...these thoughtfully designed machines.     

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result of a legal proceeding (American); considered conclusion after thoughtful analysis
Judgement is a stronger word than opinion.
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