Full of attention anxious solicitous
- cautiously attentive
- full of cares or anxiety
- mindful into the future in spending-money
- unhurried with care and dignity
- working out caution or showing attention or interest
- saturated in treatment; anxious; solicitous.
- completing properly or solicitude; exposing to concern, anxiety, or trouble; painful.
- using treatment; offering great heed; watchful; careful; provident; maybe not indifferent, heedless, or careless; -- usually accompanied by of, for, or perhaps the infinitive; as, careful of income; careful to accomplish appropriate.
Old English cearful "mournful, unfortunate," in addition "full of care or woe; nervous; full of issue" (for someone or something), hence "applying attention, painstaking, circumspect;" from care (n.) + -ful.
More careful investigation, moreover, throws very considerable doubt on the possibility of the derivation of the priest's stole from the ancient neck-cloth (orarium) and of the diaconal stole from a napkin used in the liturgy.