[mahynd-fuh l] /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.
usually postpositive and foll by of. keeping aware; heedful: mindful of your duties

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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