Definition of mindful in US English:



  • 1Conscious or aware of something.

    ‘we can be more mindful of the energy we use to heat our homes’
    • ‘Management was mindful of the challenge which they faced, particularly as the day dawned wet and somewhat windy.’
    • ‘I've been very mindful of how I turn my head and am careful not to rub my eyes after applying pain balm for pulled muscles in neck and shoulder.’
    • ‘In making a decision, my ministers and myself have been mindful of the horrible suffering of some travelers by sea.’
    • ‘He was also mindful of the tradition and continuing place that the Listener has in critical writing in New Zealand.’
    • ‘It is also good to be mindful of those who have less than we do.’
    • ‘Parliamentarians should be mindful of this and take the lead rather than hold back and be over-run by the process.’
    • ‘Hollywood, for whom foreign ticket sales are greater than those at home, is ever mindful of how its movies play abroad.’
    • ‘A wise politician would be mindful of what his constituency had to say, but he should not be dictated to.’
    • ‘The military plan has been put together mindful of our determination to do all we humanly can to avoid civilian casualties.’
    • ‘It's mindful of a changing set of values, and it's also not setting culture standards.’
    • ‘In order to become well-informed citizens, we must always be mindful of bias in the media.’
    • ‘By midnight the bottle's empty and he crawls into bed, mindful of another important meeting early next morning.’
    • ‘If a wholly different kind of Ireland is in the making, we should at least be mindful of the moral vacuum that currently exists.’
    • ‘Being the sort of person who obsesses over ill-chosen clothing, I am particularly mindful of this.’
    • ‘Many Chinese reacted with alarm to the outburst, mindful of two major incidents in which they were embroiled in the past.’
    • ‘Staying mindful of quality, here's where you also get to do a little dietary exploration.’
    • ‘He was always aware and mindful of those less well off than himself.’
    • ‘I am also mindful of the literary old, who are, at this point, surely less fond of me than I am of them.’
    • ‘There was an intensive advertisement campaign recently making people mindful of the need to get the flu injection.’
    • ‘Perhaps yesterday they were too mindful of history, too aware of possible pitfalls to show true French joie de vivre.’
    aware of, conscious of, alive to, sensible of, alert to, awake to, acquainted with, heedful of, watchful of, careful of, wary of, chary of, cognizant of
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  • 2Focusing one's awareness on the present moment, especially as part of a therapeutic or meditative technique.

    ‘tune in to your body and be mindful’
    ‘a mindful approach to life helps us to let go of the stress that often comes with conflicts in relationships’
  • 3formal with infinitive Inclined or willing to do something.

    ‘the judge said that he was not mindful to postpone the eviction again’
    • ‘Somchai’s disappearance case has never been the subject of interest from the government, which has never been mindful to review the truth.’
    • ‘If up until that time, you have maintained your payments without problem, your creditors may be mindful to accept such changes.’