mindful

adjective
mind·​ful | \ ˈmīn(d)-fəl How to pronounce mindful (audio) \

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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Other Words from mindful

mindfully \ ˈmīn(d)-​fə-​lē How to pronounce mindfully (audio) \ adverb

Examples of mindful in a Sentence

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

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Make sure to always be mindful of how your body feels with each stretch and avoid comparing yourself to your classmates. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "What Is a Stretch Studio? Here’s What You Need to Know About This Growing Fitness Trend," 24 Feb. 2019 The successor to Lagerfeld will be mindful of following in his hugely creative footsteps, as well as his punishing work ethic. Andrea Felsted, The Seattle Times, "Karl Lagerfeld’s legacy is more than just Chanel suits," 19 Feb. 2019 There’s no one way to wear Envelope1976, and that’s the point; the brand’s name is an invitation, to express yourself through mindful, responsible fashion. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Up Your Sustainable Style Game the Scandi Way in Envelope1976, the New Brand by Influencer Celine Aagaard," 24 Aug. 2018 The way Phillips sees it, mindful ranching is the best the way forward in managing large swaths of the American West. Candice Rainey, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Colorado Ranch Retreat That Gives You a Real Taste of Cowboy Life," 20 July 2018 Some governments, mindful of climate change and carbon-dioxide emissions, are taking steps to boost demand. Philly.com, "How batteries went from primitive power to global domination," 16 June 2018 Meanwhile, mindful that Cox would probably be a weaker November foe than another Democrat, Newsom’s campaign ran ads that mentioned Cox as his opponent, hoping to boost his name recognition. Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, "Gavin Newsom, John Cox to face off in fall CA governor’s race," 5 June 2018 Residents filling sandbags at Malibu’s Zuma Beach were mindful of a disaster that struck less than a year ago when a downpour on a fresh burn scar sent home-smashing debris flows through Montecito, killing 21 people and leaving two missing. Kathleen Ronayne, The Seattle Times, "Light rain falling in N California could hurt search effort," 21 Nov. 2018 The president has barnstormed the nation this fall, holding multiple rallies a week, mindful that his future will be shaped by Election Day. Ken Thomas, The Seattle Times, "WHAT TO WATCH: After turbulent campaign, it’s up to voters," 7 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of mindful

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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mindful

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of mindful

: aware of something that may be important

mindful

adjective
mind·​ful | \ ˈmīnd-fəl How to pronounce mindful (audio) \

Kids Definition of mindful

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

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