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Paying close attention; mindful. See Synonyms at careful.

heed′ful·ly adv.
heed′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The government is wanting in heedfulness concerning university education in the country.
He also expressed his appreciation to the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) heedfulness of the Kingdom's heritage and material culture.
For trust to occur in public discourse, a number of qualities must be present in the exchanges: flexibility, forthrightness, engagement, heedfulness, respect, competence, personal regard for others, benevolence, and integrity (Asen, 2015; Bryk & Scheider, 2002; Mayer, David, & Schoorman, 1995).
The five things mentioned are to be gained, according to the wise, by "heedfulness in doing deeds of merit" (appamadam pasamsanti, punnakiriyasu pandita), which I take to mean by the performance of virtuous actions motivated by an appreciation of their intrinsic moral worth.
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.
In the second section, I identify four qualities for practicing trust in deliberation: flexibility, forthrightness, engagement, and heedfulness. I explicate these qualities as mutually informative and relatively autonomous practices that constitute an analytic and normative framework.