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

Other Words from mindful

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

Examples of mindful in a Sentence

a truly considerate person, always mindful of the needs of others
Recent Examples on the Web Cheney is mindful that the Jan. 6 inquiry, with its prime-time hearings, is viewed by critics as an attention-seeking opportunity. Jonathan Martin, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Aug. 2022 Perhaps mindful that non-leftist news consumers may no longer view its flagship product as a reasonable option, the New York Times Co. has lately made a number of investments in products that are more about fun, from puzzles to sports. James Freeman, WSJ, 5 Aug. 2022 The winning bartender will be featured in an ad campaign to promote their recipe and mindful drinking, said Patrick Miller, spirits manager at Waterford. Carol Deptolla, Journal Sentinel, 5 Aug. 2022 Written by mindfulness meditation teacher and One Mind Dharma founder Matthew Sockolov, this bestselling book provides 75 exercises and practical guidance for anyone who's looking to improve their mindful meditation practice. Corinne Sullivan, Good Housekeeping, 4 Aug. 2022 Not just my physical self with workouts but my spiritual self with my own mindful practices, my mental health as well. Stephanie Wenger, Peoplemag, 3 Aug. 2022 While they are often overlooked, staying mindful and looking inwards can bring you through the most challenging times. Ivan Ong, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 The period summit will feature a mindful meditation and yoga session from 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and a curvy cardio session from 12:30-1 p.m. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 26 July 2022 As Salt Lake Valley residents save water through more mindful landscaping measures, that water isn’t being sent to the Great Salt Lake. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of mindful

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mindful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mindful. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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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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