Being heedful means paying careful attention to something (or someone). You'll want to be especially heedful of your best friend's feelings if he's having a bad week.

If you're heedful, you're mindful or attentive. You should be heedful of drinking plenty of water when you work outside on a hot summer day, and heedful of the crumbling stone steps if you're exploring the ruins of an old building. It's also important to be heedful of the way other people feel. This adjective comes from heed, "careful attention," and its Old English root hedan, "observe or protect."

Definitions of heedful

adj taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention

heedful of the warnings”
“so heedful a writer”
heedful of what they were doing”
attentive, paying attention, thoughtful
heedless, unheeding
marked by or paying little heed or attention
careless, regardless
(usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration
deaf, indifferent
(usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed
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adj cautiously attentive

heedful of his father's advice”
aware, mindful
bearing in mind; attentive to

adj giving attention

(often followed by `to') giving care or attention

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