Definition of Mentality

1. Noun. A habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations.

Exact synonyms: Mind-set, Mindset, Outlook
Generic synonyms: Attitude, Mental Attitude
Derivative terms: Mental, Mental

2. Noun. Mental ability. "He's got plenty of brains but no common sense"
Exact synonyms: Brain, Brainpower, Learning Ability, Mental Capacity, Wit
Generic synonyms: Intelligence
Derivative terms: Brainy, Mental, Mental

Definition of Mentality

1. n. Quality or state of mind.

Definition of Mentality

1. Noun. A mindset; a way of thinking. ¹

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Definition of Mentality

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Medical Definition of Mentality

1. The functional attributes of the mind; mental activity. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mentality

mental synthesis
mental telepathist
mental test
mental testing
mental tubercle
mental unsoundness
mentality (current term)
mentally challenged
mentally disabled persons
mentally ill
mentally retarded

Literary usage of Mentality

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Inductive Sociology: A Syllabus of Methods, Analyses and Classifications by Franklin Henry Giddings (1901)
"mentality Classes. — The inherited inequalities of mental development, like the inherited inequalities of vitality, are multiplied by the unequal effects ..."

2. America Vindicated from European Theologico-political and Infidel Aspersions by Thomas J. Vaiden (1855)
"Where otherwise is the monotheist will in atheistic endless necessity—the will competent to reach and execute the high purposes of mentality-faculty ? ..."

3. Criminology by Maurice Parmelee (1918)
"CHAPTER XII PSYCHOPATHIC CRIMINALS The borderline between amentia and normal mentality — The borderline between amentia and dementia and insanity — Demented ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Medico-Psychological Association Annual Meeting by American Medico-Psychological Association (1905)
"I prefer to use the word mentality. More readily than the word mind, ... mentality varies normally and, sometimes, abnormally, in the course of the life of ..."

5. Patriotism, National and International: An Essay by Charles Waldstein, Charles Walston (1917)
"National mentality and the National Will After all, even in autocratic countries it is not the formulation of political aims by governments or publicists ..."

6. The Integrative Action of the Nervous System by Charles Scott Sherrington (1906)
"LECTURE VIII SOME ASPECTS OF THE REACTIONS OF THE MOTOR CORTEX Argument: Remarkable that electrical stimuli applied to the organ of mentality yield with ..."

7. Maternity, Or, The Bearing and Nursing of Children: Including Female by Orson Squire Fowler (1853)
"In fact, she must supply its entire mentality, as well as its entire anatomy. Then, however important that she furnish it with ..."

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