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

Synonyms for mindful

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mindful

Contemporary Examples of mindful

Historical Examples of mindful

British Dictionary definitions for mindful



(usually postpositive and foll by of) keeping aware; heedfulmindful of your duties
Derived Formsmindfully, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper