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Paying close attention; mindful. See Synonyms at careful.

heed′ful·ly adv.
heed′ful·ness n.


(ˈhid fəl)

taking heed; attentive; mindful.
heed′ful•ly, adv.
heed′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heedful - taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention; "heedful of the warnings"; "so heedful a writer"; "heedful of what they were doing"
heedless, unheeding - marked by or paying little heed or attention; "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics"--Franklin D. Roosevelt; "heedless of danger"; "heedless of the child's crying"
2.heedful - cautiously attentive; "careful of her feelings"; "heedful of his father's advice"
mindful, aware - bearing in mind; attentive to; "ever mindful of her health"; "mindful of his responsibilities"; "mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action"
3.heedful - giving attentionheedful - giving attention      
attentive - (often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor"


1. Concentrating the mental powers on something:
Idiom: all ears.
2. Cautiously attentive:
3. Tending toward awareness and appreciation:
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adj to be heedful of somebody’s warning/adviceauf jds Warnung (acc)/Rat (acc)hören


(hiːd) verb
to pay attention to. He refused to heed my warning; Heed what I say!
ˈheedful adjective
(with of) paying attention to; responding to. heedful of danger.
ˈheedless adjective
(especially with of) careless; paying no attention. Heedless of the danger, he ran into the burning building to rescue the girl.
ˈheedlessly adverb
pay heed to, take heed of
Take heed of my warning; He paid no heed to me.
References in classic literature ?
We suspect Miss Hepzibah, moreover, of taking a step upward into a chair, in order to give heedful regard to her appearance on all sides, and at full length, in the oval, dingy-framed toilet-glass, that hangs above her table.
She saw her father's face, with its bold brow, and reverend white beard that flowed over the old-fashioned Elizabethan ruff; her mother's, too, with the look of heedful and anxious love which it always wore in her remembrance, and which, even since her death, had so often laid the impediment of a gentle remonstrance in her daughter's pathway.
And never having been anywhere in the world but in Africa, Nantucket, and the pagan harbors most frequented by whalemen; and having now led for many years the bold life of the fishery in the ships of owners uncommonly heedful of what manner of men they shipped; daggoo retained all his barbaric virtues, and erect as a giraffe, moved about the decks in all the pomp of six feet five in his socks.
As in decapitating the whale, the operator's instrument is brought close to the spot where an entrance is subsequently forced into the spermaceti magazine; he has, therefore, to be uncommonly heedful, lest a careless, untimely stroke should invade the sanctuary and wastingly let out its invaluable contents.
Ward; lawyer Riverson, the new notable from a dis- tance; next the belle of the village, followed by a troop of lawn-clad and ribbon-decked young heart-breakers; then all the young clerks in town in a body -- for they had stood in the vestibule sucking their cane-heads, a circling wall of oiled and simpering admirers, till the last girl had run their gantlet; and last of all came the Model Boy, Willie Mufferson, taking as heedful care of his mother as if she were cut glass.
Some, seated with drooping heads, are sunk in silent despair; again, there are some so heedful of their looks that they cast upon the multitude such glances as they have seen in theatres, and in pictures.
Wemmick, more heedful of the future, put her white gloves in her pocket and assumed her green.
The carrier gave no heed to these words (and he would have done better to heed them if he had been heedful of his health), but seizing it by the straps flung the armour some distance from him.
Hence the enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.
Their horses, which were turned loose to graze during the day, under heedful eyes, were brought in at night, and shut up in strong pens, built of large logs of cotton-wood.
Middleton, I fear the heretics are not so heedful of their vows as we who are nurtured in the bosom of the true church
Ascend these pitch-dark stairs, heedful of a false footing on the trembling boards, and grope your way with me into this wolfish den, where neither ray of light nor breath of air, appears to come.