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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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 Health officials advised people to be mindful of hot asphalt, sidewalks and even desert sand. Bob Christie, ajc, 15 June 2021 Additionally, with the NPS overseeing 70 million pounds of waste each year, officials are asking visitors to be mindful of their trash, according to NPR. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 15 June 2021 Health officials advised people to be mindful of hot asphalt, sidewalks and even desert sand. Bob Christie, Star Tribune, 14 June 2021 David Holtgrave, dean of the University of Albany School of Public Health, wrote that people should be mindful of the more transmissible Delta variant of the virus that causes Covid-19. Richard Galant, CNN, 13 June 2021 Anderson said to be mindful of your emotions and your breathing around your pets after the earthquake. Madalyn Amato, Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2021 The addition of the CHIPS Act, a $52 billion package to spur U.S. semiconductor production, shows that Congress is mindful of the risk of losing access to semiconductors produced overseas during a crisis. The Editors, National Review, 10 June 2021 The staff perhaps was overly conservative when being mindful of Gregory’s workload. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, 8 June 2021 Having a provider who is mindful of such stark disparities can help to ensure preventative care and necessary screenings are performed to catch any serious health conditions early. Emilia Benton, Health.com, 7 June 2021

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First Known Use of mindful

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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22 Jun 2021

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“Mindful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mindful. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mindful

: aware of something that may be important


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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