Attentive vs Mindful - What's the difference?

attentive | mindful |


As adjectives the difference between attentive and mindful

is that attentive is paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely while mindful is being aware ((of) something); attentive, heedful.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

attentive

English

Etymology

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Adjective

(en adjective)
  • paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely
  • She is an attentive listener, but does not like to talk much.

    Synonyms

    * reckful

    Antonyms

    * inattentive, reckless

    See also

    * alert * wary * watchful

    Anagrams

    * tentative ----

    mindful

    English

    Alternative forms

    * mindefull, mindfull (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Being aware ((of) something); attentive, heedful.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 10 , author=Marc Higginson , title=Bolton 1 - 2 Aston Villa , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=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.}}
  • (obsolete) Inclined (to do something).
  • *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 […].
  • Antonyms

    * mindless * seat-of-the-pants

    Derived terms

    * mindfulness