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 mindfully (audio) \ adverb

Examples of mindful in a Sentence

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

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Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. ProPublica, "ProPublica Data Institute 2019," 5 July 2019 The Warriors were mindful that Bol Bol had a string of injuries, and 29 other teams with first-round picks agreed. Mark Medina, The Mercury News, "Warriors mailbag: Did the Warriors make the right draft picks?," 21 June 2019 Kerr likes to urge his guys to be mindful, to stay in the moment. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "For Warriors, is this the end of a dream or just a rude interruption?," 13 June 2019 The art of being mindful is becoming front and center in the fight against nursing fatigue. Kimberly Thompson, Houston Chronicle, "Career Rescue: Be mindful of your nursing career," 9 June 2019 There’s a peculiar phenomenon in Alabama politics that these guys should be mindful of: Alabama voters have shown repeatedly that endorsements from more successful politicians don’t work here. al.com, "GOP Senate candidates all about everything, except Alabama," 17 June 2019 Reply: Kudos for being mindful of your dog’s well-being in the heat! Samantha Lundquist, The Mercury News, "Critter Corner: Keep dogs active when it’s hot out," 14 June 2019 But be mindful of the wind, which can turn Lyon Oaks into a growling beast. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Top 10 metro Detroit public golf courses for 2019 unveiled," 7 June 2019 Change tampons or pads regularly, wear clean and breathable underwear, and be mindful of possible infections. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, "Why Does Period Blood Smell? An Ob-Gyn Explains," 7 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce mindful (audio) \

Kids Definition of mindful

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

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