Definition of State of mind

1. Noun. A temporary psychological state.


2. Noun. The state of a person's cognitive processes.

Definition of State of mind

1. Noun. The psychological state of someone's cognitive processes at a certain time; the condition or character of a person's thoughts or feelings. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of State Of Mind

state flower
state flowers
state government
state highway
state house
state houses
state line
state machine
state of affairs
state of being
state of beingness
state of emergency
state of flux
state of grace
state of matter
state of mind (current term)
state of nature
state of the art
state of war
state ownership
state prison
state school
state senator
state socialism
state space
state supreme court
state tax lien
state treasurer
state trooper
state variable

Literary usage of State of mind

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

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"... and as tending to show the state of mind of the deceased at the time he was shot, and, as the accused claimed that the deceased was the aggressor, ..."

2. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1897)
"The rationally practical state of mind then is different from the rationally productive state. Accordingly neither of them is included in the other; ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
""A pretty morbid state of mind it must have been," said Ruth. ... Therefore, while in that state of mind," I remarked, " had you been one of the laity, ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"It is this deep impression of supernatural truths, which has been so much celebrated under the name of faith ; a state of mind described as the surest ..."

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