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 for thoughtfulness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thoughtful \Thought"ful\, a.
     1. Full of thought; employed in meditation; contemplative;
        as, a man of thoughtful mind.
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              War, horrid war, your thoughtful walks invades.
                                                    --Pope.
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     2. Attentive; careful; exercising the judgment; having the
        mind directed to an object; as, thoughtful of gain;
        thoughtful in seeking truth. --Glanvill.
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     3. Anxious; solicitous; concerned.
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              Around her crowd distrust, and doubt, and fear,
              And thoughtful foresight, and tormenting care.
                                                    --Prior.
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     Syn: Considerate; deliberate; contemplative; attentive;
          careful; wary; circumspect; reflective; discreet.
  
     Usage: Thoughtful, Considerate. He who is habitually
            thoughtful rarely neglects his duty or his true
            interest; he who is considerate pauses to reflect and
            guard himself against error. One who is not thoughtful
            by nature, if he can be made considerate, will usually
            be guarded against serious mistakes. "He who is
            thoughtful does not forget his duty; he who is
            considerate pauses, and considers properly what is his
            duty. It is a recommendation to a subordinate person
            to be thoughtful in doing what is wished of him; it is
            the recommendation of a confidential person to be
            considerate, as he has often to judge according to his
            own discretion." --Crabb.
            [1913 Webster] -- Thought"ful*ly, adv. --
            Thought"ful*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  thoughtfulness
      n 1: a calm, lengthy, intent consideration [syn:
           contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination,
           musing, thoughtfulness]
      2: kind and considerate regard for others; "he showed no
         consideration for her feelings" [syn: consideration,
         considerateness, thoughtfulness] [ant:
         inconsiderateness, inconsideration, thoughtlessness]
      3: the trait of thinking carefully before acting [ant:
         thoughtlessness, unthoughtfulness]
      4: a considerate and thoughtful act [syn: consideration,
         thoughtfulness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  102 Moby Thesaurus words for "thoughtfulness":
     TLC, absorption, abstraction, accommodatingness, affability,
     agreeableness, amenity, anticipation, attention, attentiveness,
     brown study, care, carefulness, caution, circumspection,
     circumspectness, civility, close study, comity, complaisance,
     concentration, concern, considerateness, consideration,
     contemplativeness, cool judgment, courteousness, courtesy,
     decorousness, deep thought, deference, delicacy, demureness,
     discreetness, discretion, discrimination, earnestness, engrossment,
     forethought, formality, good judgment, gracefulness, graciousness,
     gravity, grimness, heed, heedfulness, helpfulness, indulgence,
     judgment, judiciousness, leniency, long face, loving care,
     melancholy, mindfulness, musing, obligingness, pensiveness, policy,
     politeness, polity, preoccupation, preparedness, profound thought,
     providence, prudence, prudentialism, reflection, reflectiveness,
     regard, regardfulness, respect, respectfulness, reverie,
     sedateness, seriousness, sober-mindedness, soberness,
     sobersidedness, sobersides, sobriety, solemnity, solemnness,
     solicitousness, solicitude, somberness, sound judgment,
     soundness of judgment, speculativeness, staidness, straight face,
     study, tact, tactfulness, tender loving care, thought, toleration,
     urbanity, weighing, weightiness, wistfulness
  
  

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