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[uhn-mahynd-fuh l] /ʌnˈmaɪnd fəl/
not mindful; unaware; heedless; forgetful; careless; neglectful:
unmindful of obligations.
Origin of unmindful
1350-1400; Middle English unmyndeful. See un-1, mindful
Related forms
unmindfully, adverb
unmindfulness, noun
inattentive, negligent, unobservant. Unabridged
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  • One cannot stand in this presence and be unmindful of the tremendous responsibility.
  • unmindful of his wound, he jumped into the compound, followed by a large contingent of regulars.
  • Himes could be shockingly unobservant, even unmindful, of his own life and motives.
  • We are not unmindful of the brilliant advances which have been made in scientific knowledge.
  • We are not unmindful that these records may disclose substantive matters pertaining to the rendition of legal services.
  • We are not unmindful of the cases cited by appellant in his brief.
  • Still, ever responsive to duty's call upward pressed the exiles, unmindful of the results.
  • Appellant seems unmindful of the standards on appeal in this case.
  • We are not unmindful of the noble part you have performed and the patriotic services you have rendered in this struggle.
British Dictionary definitions for unmindful


(usually postpositive) and foll by of. careless, heedless, or forgetful
Derived Forms
unmindfully, adverb
unmindfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unmindful

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + mindful.

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