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mindful

[mahynd-fuh l] /ˈmaɪnd fəl/
adjective
1.
attentive, aware, or careful (usually followed by of):
mindful of one's responsibilities.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English mindeful. See mind, -ful
Related forms
mindfully, adverb
mindfulness, noun
Synonyms
heedful, thoughtful, regardful.
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Examples for mindfulness
  • Slowing down to drink water also could also increase mindfulness.
  • Discusses ways in which mindfulness practices may be of benefit to trauma survivors.
  • Right mindfulness is used in order to constantly remain in the right view.
  • Right mindfulness is used in order to constantly remain in right view.
  • Those practicing mindfulness realize that thoughts are just thoughts.
  • However, mindfulness does not have to be constrained to a formal meditation session.
British Dictionary definitions for mindfulness

mindfulness

/ˈmaɪndfʊlnɪs/
noun
1.
the the state or quality of being mindful

mindful

/ˈmaɪndfʊl/
adjective
1.
usually postpositive and foll by of. keeping aware; heedful mindful of your duties
Derived Forms
mindfully, adverb
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Word Origin and History for mindfulness

mindful

adj.

mid-14c., from mind (n.) + -ful. Related: Mindfully; mindfulness. Old English myndful meant "of good memory." Old English also had myndig (adj.) "mindful, recollecting; thoughtful," which if it had lived might have yielded a modern *mindy.

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