[ mahynd-fuhl ]
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  1. attentive, aware, or careful (usually followed by of): mindful of one's responsibilities.

  2. 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

Other words for mindful

Other words from mindful

  • mind·ful·ly, adverb
  • mind·ful·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for mindful


/ (ˈmaɪndfʊl) /

  1. (usually postpositive and foll by of) keeping aware; heedful: mindful of your duties

Derived forms of mindful

  • mindfully, adverb

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