thoughtfully

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

thoughtful +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

thoughtfully (comparative more thoughtfully, superlative most thoughtfully)

  1. In a thoughtful or pensive manner.
    • 1934, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, in Murder on the Orient Express, London: HarperCollins, published 2017, page 105:
      'That button, it suggests possibilities,' said Poirot thoughtfully.
  2. In a way that shows kindness or consideration for others.