mind·​ful ˈmīn(d)-fəl How to pronounce mindful (audio)
: bearing in mind : aware
be mindful of how you use your powerAyesha Grice
: inclined to be aware
a stirring and important book for all mindful AmericansNew Republic
mindfully adverb

Examples of mindful in a Sentence

a truly considerate person, always mindful of the needs of others
Recent Examples on the Web Be mindful of pedestrians who may be walking around with their eyes on the sky. Jenna Prestininzi, Detroit Free Press, 8 Apr. 2024 The men would walk for miles and needed to be mindful of weight. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2024 Although driving during the solar eclipse isn't inherently dangerous, Arizona Department of Transportation spokesperson Doug Pacey reminded drivers to remain vigilant and mindful of the unique hazards associated with the event. The Arizona Republic, 5 Apr. 2024 American officials, mindful of the threat to Taiwan from a mainland Chinese government that considers the island a renegade province, have pushed U.S. and Taiwanese companies—including TSMC—to diversify geographically. Debby Wu, Fortune Asia, 3 Apr. 2024 Additionally, Fang said that faculty members want to be mindful of applicants’ timelines. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 29 Mar. 2024 Studies have shown that there are downsides to remote work (which is one form of flexible working) such as proximity bias and disconnect with the team during onboarding, which employers are mindful of. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 10 Apr. 2024 Be mindful of deadlines and consider starting the application well in advance to avoid rushing the process. Melissa Houston, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 The weather service urges motorists to be mindful of slick roads. Brianna Taylor, Sacramento Bee, 27 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mindful was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Mindful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mindful. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


mind·​ful ˈmīn(d)-fəl How to pronounce mindful (audio)
: keeping in mind : aware
mindful of the time
mindfully adverb

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