mentality

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noun men·tal·i·ty \men-ˈta-lə-tē\

Definition of mentality

plural

mentalities

  1. 1 :  mental power or capacity :  intelligence

  2. 2 :  mode or way of thought :  outlook <the imperialist mentality of the nineteenth century — John Davies>

Examples of mentality in a sentence

  1. <most teenagers do not have the mentality to foresee the consequences of such risky behavior>

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First Known Use of mentality

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MENTALITY Defined for English Language Learners

mentality

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noun men·tal·i·ty \men-ˈta-lə-tē\

Definition of mentality for English Language Learners

  • : a particular way of thinking


MENTALITY Defined for Kids

mentality

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noun men·tal·i·ty \men-ˈta-lə-tē\

Definition of mentality for Students

  1. 1 :  mental ability

  2. 2 :  a particular way of thinking :  outlook


Medical Dictionary

mentality

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noun men·tal·i·ty \men-ˈtal-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of mentality

plural

mentalities

  1. 1:  mental power or capacity

  2. 2:  mode or way of thought



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