mindful

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From Middle English myndeful, from Old English ġemyndful (of good memory), equivalent to mind +‎ -ful.

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mindful (comparative more mindful, superlative most mindful)

  1. Being aware (of something); attentive, heedful. [from 14th c.]
    • 2011 December 10, Marc Higginson, “Bolton 1 - 2 Aston Villa”, BBC Sport:
      Alex McLeish, perhaps mindful of the flak he has been taking from sections of the Villa support for a perceived negative style of play, handed starts to wingers Charles N'Zogbia and Albrighton.
  2. (obsolete) Inclined (to do something). [16th-19th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.5:
      These noble warriors, mindefull to pursew / The last daies purpose of their vowed fight, / Them selves thereto preparde in order dew […].

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