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[heed-fuh l]
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  1. taking heed; attentive; mindful; thoughtful; careful: She was always heedful of others' needs.
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Origin of heedful

First recorded in 1540–50; heed + -ful
Related formsheed·ful·ly, adverbheed·ful·ness, nounun·heed·ful, adjectiveun·heed·ful·ly, adverbun·heed·ful·ness, noun
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Related Words

thoughtful, careful, conscientious, mindful, observant

Examples from the Web for heedful

Historical Examples

  • Fearsome it was there alone in the gloom, but the lady Janet was heedful of nought.

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    Mary MacGregor

  • Vanquish't by right we must be, since Victory loveth the heedful.

  • She held to all a winning smile; How many took her heedful wile.

  • Be heedful of your bearings, speak not your mind to all you meet.

  • Then laughed Toti, as one who would not be thought to be too heedful of the morrow.

Word Origin and History for heedful


1540s, from heed + -ful.

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