Respectful vs Thoughtful - What's the difference?

respectful | thoughtful |

As adjectives the difference between respectful and thoughtful

is that respectful is marked or characterized by respect; as, respectful deportment while thoughtful is demonstrating thought or careful consideration.




(en adjective)
  • Marked or characterized by respect; as, respectful deportment.
  • Antonyms

    * disrespectful



    (en adjective)
  • Demonstrating thought or careful consideration.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1959, author=(Georgette Heyer), title=(The Unknown Ajax), chapter=1
  • , passage=But Richmond, his grandfather's darling, after one thoughtful glance cast under his lashes at that uncompromising countenance appeared to lose himself in his own reflections.}}
  • Demonstrating kindness or consideration for others.
  • Antonyms

    * thoughtless

    Derived terms

    * thoughtfully * thoughtfulness