mind·ful | \ˈmīn(d)-fəl \

Definition of mindful 

1 : bearing in mind : aware be mindful of how you use your power— Ayesha Grice

2 : inclined to be aware a stirring and important book for all mindful AmericansNew Republic

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mindfully \-fə-lē \ adverb

Examples of mindful in a Sentence

a truly considerate person, always mindful of the needs of others

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Bennett, whose background is in personal and organizational leadership and who wrote his doctoral dissertation on travel as a conduit for personal growth, aims to help the travel trade and travelers themselves become more mindful. Diane Daniel, chicagotribune.com, "'Transformative travel' is the industry's latest twist on making vacations more meaningful," 13 July 2018 This could be because older individuals are more frequent users of the health care system, or that baby boomers are caregivers to both their parents and children, and thus need to be more mindful of health care planning. Robin Gelburd, STAT, "Website offers a living laboratory for examining health care prices and quality," 12 June 2018 Then, having successfully exploited the subject to maintain majority, the party in power is more mindful of the potency of the issue, at least for a little while. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "The worst kind of crooks," 17 Apr. 2018 Plenty of people daydream about quitting a stressful office job to pursue a more mindful way of life, but Jenn Tardif actually had the guts to do it. Diana Tsui, The Cut, "The Wellness Entrepreneur Who Works in Bare Feet," 27 Mar. 2018 The Dodgers, mindful of Jansen’s 71 appearances in 2016 and 65 in 2017, minimized the 6-foot-5, 275-pound closer’s workload in spring training. Mike Digiovanna, latimes.com, "Dodgers' Matt Kemp and Kenley Jansen are selected to National League All-Star team," 9 July 2018 Few organizations are more mindful of their culture. Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "Grades: Thunder Retain Paul George Through Team and Culture," 1 July 2018 European leaders, mindful of Australia’s experience, agreed to have the centers in third countries operated by the IOM and other U.N. entities. Valentina Pop, WSJ, "Europe Shifts Toward Tougher Approach on Immigration," 29 June 2018 So, this book is giving me the tools to understand how to engage in mindful behavior. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "What’s in your bag, Krewella?," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of mindful

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of mindful

: aware of something that may be important


mind·ful | \ˈmīnd-fəl \

Kids Definition of mindful

: keeping in mind : aware They were mindful of the dangers.

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