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Paying close attention; mindful. See Synonyms at careful.

heed′ful·ly adv.
heed′ful·ness n.
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Noun1.heedfulness - the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilitiesheedfulness - the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities
attentiveness - the trait of being observant and paying attention
inadvertency, unmindfulness, inadvertence, heedlessness - the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities


1. Concentration of the mental powers on something:
2. Cautious attentiveness:
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To defend against against invading multinational rivals, who are determined to obtain the global excellence, internal competitor must put aside its heedfulness to internal market and it should be like a multinational competitor and it must prepare a multinational strategy.
Thus, the duration of the Dharma is assured if the bhikkhus, bhikkhunis, male lay followers and female lay followers dwell with regard and respect for the teacher, the Dharma, the Sahgha, the training, heedfulness and helpfulness (towards each other), to which the other discourse adds regard and respect for concentration.
NOC guidelines, for example, suggest outcomes that include a patient's heedfulness of the neglected side, coordination of movement, and self-initiated body positioning (Moorhead et al.