Meaning of mindful


Being mindful means paying close attention to or being especially conscious of something. If you are aware of the fact that your friend is upset, you’re mindful of her feelings.

Sometimes mindful has the sense of “careful,” as when a farmer is mindful of the amount of water she uses during a drought, or when you’re mindful of the fact that your little sister easily gets her feelings hurt. In Old English, myndful meant “of good memory,” or “having a good mind,” while the related word myndig had a meaning similar to today’s mindful.

Definitions of mindful
  1. adjective

    bearing in mind; attentive to

    mindful of her health”
    mindful of his responsibilities”
    mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action”


    careful, heedful

    cautiously attentive
    evocative, redolent, remindful, reminiscent, resonant

    serving to bring to mind
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    forgetful, mindless, unmindful

    not mindful or attentive
    amnesiac, amnesic

    suffering from a partial loss of memory
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