[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. minded,
  2. mindel,
  3. minden,
  4. minder,
  5. mindfuck,
  6. mindful eating,
  7. mindfully,
  8. mindfulness,
  9. mindless,
  10. mindlessly

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 mindfully


/ (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 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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