[ mahynd-fuhl ]
/ ˈmaɪnd fəl /


attentive, aware, or careful (usually followed by of): mindful of one's responsibilities.
noting or relating to the psychological technique of mindfulness: mindful observation of one's experiences.

Origin of mindful

First recorded in 1375–1425, mindful is from the late Middle English word mindeful. See mind, -ful
Related formsmind·ful·ly, adverbmind·ful·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mindful


/ (ˈmaɪndfʊl) /


(usually postpositive and foll by of) keeping aware; heedfulmindful of your duties
Derived Formsmindfully, adverb
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Word Origin and History for mindful



mid-14c., from mind (n.) + -ful. Related: Mindfully; mindfulness. Old English myndful meant "of good memory." Old English also had myndig (adj.) "mindful, recollecting; thoughtful," which if it had lived might have yielded a modern *mindy.

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