heed·​ful | \ ˈhēd-fəl How to pronounce heedful (audio) \

Definition of heedful

: taking heed : attentive heedful of what they were doing

Other Words from heedful

heedfully \ ˈhēd-​fə-​lē How to pronounce heedful (audio) \ adverb
heedfulness noun

Examples of heedful in a Sentence

heedful of snakes, we watched our footing while walking through the tall grass to the lake's edge
Recent Examples on the Web As with recent demands to defund the police or abolish ICE amid our domestic upheavals, such calls should be heard not as literal policy prescriptions but as cries from the heart that demand heedful response. Suzanne Nossel, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2022 Zhi-shay’ was horrified by his brother’s treatment, but also heedful of the powerful pack rules in which such cruelty is embedded. Pamela Miller, Star Tribune, 7 Aug. 2020 McMillan initially promised to train fissile material handlers to be more heedful of plutonium-handling perils, for example, and to bring the inventory and safety documents guiding their work up to date. R. Jeffrey Smith, Science | AAAS, 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of heedful

1540, in the meaning defined above

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21 Mar 2022

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“Heedful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heedful. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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