Definition of heedful in English:

heedful

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Pronunciation: /ˈhiːdfʊl
 
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adjective

Aware of and attentive to: he is heedful of his own intuitions
More example sentences
  • Commerce requires governance by politics, art, culture, and nature: to slow it down, to make it heedful, to make it pay attention to people and place.
  • On seeing his excitement after arriving in the city, many loyal fans reminded him he should be heedful of his safety when presenting the concert.
  • It can cast shadows over distinguished careers, but most importantly, its yellow light offers lessons about circumspect thinking, deliberative consultation and heedful behavior.
Synonyms
attentive, careful, mindful, cautious, prudent, circumspect, alert, aware, wary, chary, observant, watchful, vigilant, taking notice, paying attention, on guard, on the alert, on one's toes, on the qui vive
rare regardful

Derivatives

heedfully

adverb
More example sentences
  • He maintains that paying attention is doing something with care, or heedfully, or with enjoyment.
  • Because of this concern that they act heedfully, universities are not designed as high-performing, innovative and adaptable organizations.
  • The nun, who had observed me heedfully, asked me, in an obliging tone, why I was so much afflicted.

heedfulness

noun
More example sentences
  • There is a limit to heedfulness… and on that night this ship was at that limit.
  • These are types of future-oriented awareness that also contain a heedfulness or emotional investment.
  • They help in that process of heedfulness, so that your standards for judging your actions stay high.

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