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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.
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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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Related Words for mindfully

strictly, hard, jointly, intimately, sharply, scrupulously, intently, firmly, meticulously, nearly, exactly, similarly, mindfully, minutely, punctiliously, searchingly

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British Dictionary definitions for mindfully


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



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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