mindfulness

noun mind·ful·ness \ ˈmīn(d)-fəl-nəs \
|Updated on: 6 Aug 2018

Definition of mindfulness

1 : the quality or state of being mindful
2 : the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one's thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis; also : such a state of awareness

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circa 1530

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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